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Natchez Crape Myrtle


 
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Lagerstromia indica 'Natchez'


Very hardy crape myrtle with bright, pure white blooms. Has a very attractive peeling bark which is cinnamon brown in color. Very good growth rate - not quite as fast as Sarah's Favorite............but fast nonetheless, reaching a nice full tree sized at maturity. This is another Crape Myrtle variety that has actually been around for some time now - a tried & tested variety that has withstood the test of time, and has performed well for years.

In our opinion, the newer patented varieties have a lot to offer, and are nice in their own right. But it is very hard to argue with the long term success seen by some of these early Crape Myrtle forerunners in the landscape trade. Natchez is as reliable as the sun during it's blooming time of mid July through late August - it's there every year!!

Removal of expired flower heads will oftentimes prolong & increase the duration of blooms - sometimes well into early October in many areas of the country. Yearly pruning should be performed - typically in either early fall, or in very late winter ( just before bud break in the spring ). We recommend pruning branches back to the point where they are the diameter of approximately 1/2" - 3/4" on more established specimens .......Certainly no larger in diameter than 3/4". Pruning will be much less in very young specimens for the first 2-3 seasons. Yearly pruning will spur additional branching habit the following season which, in turn, will spur on a maximum amount of blooms year after year since blooms are always produced at the ends of the current years' new growth. This is one of the main reason we suggest removal of old expired blooms to help prolong production of new blooms.


Height:
20 ft
Spread: 8 - 12ft
Growth Rate: Moderate to fast
Hardiness Zones: 7 - 10
Sun Exposure: Full sun to light partial shade
Soil Preference: Average to slightly moist & fertile - well drained





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