Natchez Crape Myrtle

Lagerstroemia indica x fauriei 'Natchez'

SKU
0899
A large shrub or small tree with smooth, dark cinnamon-brown exfoliating bark. Glossy dark green leaves turn vibrant orange-red in fall. Panicles of pure white, soft textured flowers bloom in summer. Makes an excellent specimen, accent or group planting. Full sun. Deciduous. Grows 20 feet tall and wide.
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Once established, water occasionally; more in extreme heat.

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Botanical Pronunciationla-ger-STRE-mee-a IN-dih-kuh fa-ru-EE-i
Average Size at MaturityModerate growing; reaches 20 ft. tall and wide.
Bloom TimeSummer
Deciduous/ EvergreenDeciduous
Flower AttributeShowy Flowers
Flower ColorWhite
Foliage ColorGreen
Garden StyleCottage, Mediterranean, Rustic
Growth HabitRound
Growth RateModerate
Landscape UseFirescaping/Fire Wise, Mass Planting, Privacy Screen, Specimen, Urban Garden
Light NeedsFull sun
Soil NeedsTree & Shrub Food
Special FeatureAttractive Bark, Easy Care, Fall Color, Waterwise, Year-round Interest, Bird Friendly, Tolerates Urban Pollution
Water NeedsLow
Watering NeedsOnce established, water occasionally; more in extreme heat.
Key FeatureShowy Summer Flowers

Thrives in average, well-drained soil. Water deeply, regularly during first growing season to establish an extensive root system; reduce frequency, once established. Feed in early spring. Thin young trees late winter to early spring; leave 3 to 7 main trunks or canopy branches. Remove suckers from the base of older trees.

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