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Crape Myrtle, Natchez

With its graceful rounded canopy, lush long-blooming flowers, colorful bark and leaves, and reasonable size, the Natchez Crape Myrtle is cherished as one of the prettiest ornamental trees...

 

What distinguishes the lovely Natchez Crape Myrtle?

  • Hundreds of delicate white, pink, or mauve blossoms which unfurl from June until September.

  • Brightness and texture of its bark.

  • Fast growth (typically 3-5 ft. per year).

  • Tolerance towards a wide range of climates (in respect to other crape myrtles), with a 6-9 hardiness rating.

 

Keeping up appearances…

As a deciduous plant, the Natchez Crape Myrtle sheds its bright green leaves and blossoms; its leaves turn brilliant gold and orange shades in autumn. Vase-shaped, with a rounded crown, this tree is also prized for its smooth, sleek, and exfoliating bark, which it sheds every year. Typically a smoky gray or light tan in color, the bark may also display rich cinnamon-brown undertones, giving the tree a cheerful appearance even in the depths of winter.

 

A friendly recommendation.

These trees favor medium, well-drained soils, and full sunshine. It’s generally recommended to not over-fertilize Natchez Crape Myrtles, as this can reduce blooming as well as their exposure to sunlight, which is necessary for their growth but also essential to ward off diseases and mildew. They are best pruned—selectively—during the spring. Natchez Crape Myrtles are often included in landscapes as specimen plants, since they can thrive in more confined spaces and can be easily clustered to beautify borders or create hedges.

 

Awesome tree trivia!

  • The Natchez Crape Myrtle is scientifically classified as Lagerstroemia x Natchez and belongs to the family Lythraceae.
  • It is native to China, Korea, and Japan, but today is also found throughout North America.
  • On average, the Natchez Crape Myrtle reaches a height of 15-30 ft. and has an approximate spread of 10-20 ft.

 

This Tree's Zone: 6 to 9

Your Growing Zone:

Fall FoliageRed, yellow, and orange
BloomWhite
Bloom TimeJuly to September
ShapeVase shaped with rounded crowns
SunFull sun
Size15 to 30 feet
Spread10 to 20 feet