Natchez Crape Myrtle

Lagerstroemia x 'Natchez'
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Looking for the perfect focal point for your landscape? How about a tree that provides shade AND loads of blooms for up to FIVE months a year?! The Natchez Crape Myrtle does just that and so much more!

Huge, classic white flower clusters adorn this beautifully shaped tree for months. And when the blooming winds down the show doesn't stop! The lush, green leaves morph into an absolutely stunning display of fiery orange-red in autumn. The smooth cinnamon bark is a delight as it peels in summer revealing a fresh beige bark underneath. It is a beautiful look that gives this tree even more style and flare!

Touted for its pest and disease resistance and it extended bloom time, the Natchez Crape Myrtle is a must have tree! Add in its drought tolerance and deer resistance and you just cannot pass this tree up! The Natchez is virtually maintenance free. Just plant this hardy crape myrtle in full sun and any well-draining soil and you are set! No pruning needed to maintain the stunning shape. Let it grow naturally for fabulous form.

Get your very own Natchez Crape Myrtle today! You will enjoy it for a lifetime!

Crape Myrtle Tree Comparisons
Variety Flower Color Bloom Time Zones Height (ft) Width (ft) Growth Rate
Black Diamond Best Red Red July to Oct 7 - 10 10 - 12 8 1 - 2ft / yr
Black Diamond Crimson Red Red July to Oct 7 - 10 10 - 15 8 3 - 4ft / yr
Black Diamond Mystic Magenta Magenta Early July to Oct 7 - 10 10 - 12 6-10 3 - 4ft / yr
Black Diamond Purely Purple Purple July to Oct 7 - 10 10 - 15 6 - 10 3 - 4ft / yr
Black Diamond Red Hot Red Early July to Oct 7 - 10 10 - 15 6-10 3 - 4ft / yr
Black Diamond Shell Pink Pink Early July to Oct 7 - 10 10 - 12 6-10 3 - 4ft / yr
Catawba Violet Purple July to Late Sept 7 - 9 15 12 1 - 2ft / yr
Coral Magic Salmon Pink Late June to July 7 - 9 6 - 8 6-8 0.5 - 1ft / yr
Dynamite Cherry Red Early July to Oct 7 - 9 15 - 25 15 2 - 3ft / yr
Muskogee Lavender June to Oct 7 - 11 25 - 30 20 3 - 5ft / yr
Natchez White June to Oct 7 - 10 20 - 30 20 3 - 5ft / yr
Pink Velour Deep Pink Early July to Sept 7 - 10 8 - 10 10 0.5 - 1ft / yr
Plum Magic Pink Late June to July 7 - 9 6 - 8 6-8 0.5 - 1ft / yr
Purple Magic Dark Purple Late June to July 7 - 9 6 - 8 6-8 0.5 - 1ft / yr
Red Rocket Red July to Oct 7 - 9 20 - 30 15 3 - 5ft / yr
Shipping Restriction AZ, LA
Soil Type Adaptable
Sunlight Full Sun, Part Sun
Drought Tolerance Good
Mature Height 20-30 Feet
Mature Width 15-20 Feet
Fall Color Orange
Bloom Color White

How To Care

Be sure you choose the right location and have the appropriate conditions for your new Natchez Crape Myrtle to thrive. Luckily Crape Myrtles are pretty easy to grow and don't require much maintenance at all. If you follow growing zone guidelines for your particular variety you can plant your crape myrtle just about any time of year. Natchez Crape Myrtles grow in zones 7-10. We do recommend to avoid planting when temperatures are above 85 degrees.

These trees prefer full sun, but can tolerate some shade and are adaptable to just about any soil as long as it is well-draining. Crape Myrtles do enjoy a slightly acidic soil with a pH range of 5.0 or 6.5 being ideal, but as long as your soil isn't extremely alkaline there is no need to modify it. Mulching with a 2-3 inch layer of pine straw or pine bark is ideal for crape myrtles. Do not allow the mulch to touch the trunk as these increases the chances of pests and disease. Mulching helps keep soil moist and protects roots during temperature extremes. Crape Myrtles should be watered deeply about 2 times per week after planting for about 3 months. After this establishment period, water deeply about once weekly when conditions are dry. Crape Myrtles are drought tolerant once established. Fertilize in early spring and when planting to give your tree a boost and help it achieve the best blooms. Choose a balanced, slow release fertilizer. If you know your soil is on the basic side choose a fertilizer that is for acid loving plants. Crape Myrtles do not generally require pruning, but if needed, prune when they are dormant to remove any dead, dying, or crowded branches. Avoid the need to over prune your tree by choosing a variety that fits best in your chosen spot. You can choose a variety that is only 5 feet tall up to varieties that grow over 30 feet tall. Natchez Crape Myrtles grow up to 30 feet tall and 20 feet wide.

The best way to prevent disease and pests is by providing the appropriate care for your plants. Proper location choice, watering and fertilization are the keys to your success. There are not many pests or diseases that cause severe problems for crape myrtles. Aphids are one of the few pests that attack crape myrtles. Minor infections aren't likely to cause problems, but a severe infection can weaken your tree. You can treat aphids naturally with horticultural oil, neem oil, or insecticidal soap. For severe infections use pesticides like carbaryl, also known as Sevin. The Natchez crape myrtle is resistant to Powdery Mildew.

Shipping Restriction AZ, LA
Soil Type Adaptable
Sunlight Full Sun, Part Sun
Drought Tolerance Good
Mature Height 20-30 Feet
Mature Width 15-20 Feet
Fall Color Orange
Bloom Color White

Landscape Ideas

The Natchez Crape Myrtle will look great anywhere in your landscape!  The pure white color provides an upscale, classic look. It can reach about 30 feet tall and 20 feet wide so be mindful of this when planning a spot to plant your tree. Crape Myrtles look great as single specimens planted in your yard and provide a wonderful focal point. These Natchez Crape Myrtles will also look great framing the front door or the front entrance of your driveway. Plant 1 on each side and watch them grow into magnificent flowering trees. Let friends and neighbors know you have impeccable taste!

Shipping Restriction AZ, LA
Soil Type Adaptable
Sunlight Full Sun, Part Sun
Drought Tolerance Good
Mature Height 20-30 Feet
Mature Width 15-20 Feet
Fall Color Orange
Bloom Color White

Shipping Details

Due to the winter season we hold plant shipments to Zones 3-6 till April 15th. Zones 7-10 will ship now.

If you are in Zones 3-6 and would like to have your order shipped now please call 980-444-2353 

Most orders and all supplies are processed and shipped the same day.

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Leela M.

Condition just ok

Unlike my other purchase of the fragrant tea olive which was a super fast transit , the Natchez I ordered was not in as good shape. Doesn't appear to be a transit or time issue ; it looks like it actually was not a healthy looking plant to start with. It's already in the ground and I am keeping my fingers crossed that it will be nice and lush with lots of new growth come springtime.

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Wes D.
United States


The Myrtle came larger than described so I am happy with it! The experience from beginning to end was fantastic. Will order plants again and again.

Wes D. verified customer review of Natchez Crape Myrtle
Colleen M.
Cary, NC

Will buy from The Planting Tree again

We were very skeptical about purchasing trees online but placed the order based on the great reviews. The Natchez Crape Myrtle Tree was great and far better than anything available in the local nursery inventory. Still being somewhat skeptical, we held our review until we could see whether the tree made it through the winter and what it looked like this spring, but couldn't be more pleased with the performance. It's a beautiful, healthy speciman and a real focal point in our yard. After this wonderful experience The Planting Tree will be our "go to" for future purchases.


Great little trees

So we have a home going up behind us and I was devastated that they took ALL the trees to do so. We only had 1 tree that gave some privacy but lost it in hurricane Irma so when they took all the well established privacy trees we went on a hunt. We couldn’t afford an immediate fix and buy already grown trees so we went with 4 small fast growing crape myrtles. 2 if these and 2 red rockets. I recieved them on 4/5 after ordering them on Easter Sunday so transit was really fast and free. They came each in a pot beautiful roots with the branches stripped of most leaves ready for the new baby ones to come on. I admit they didn’t look the best because of not having leaves but I also KNOW that they need to be stripped to grow new ones and be able to concentrate on establishing their roots when you plant them so I wasn’t worried. A week later and they are all covered in new baby leaves that are getting bigger just loving their new home. I’m very pleased with my experience with planting tree and they send in the pot the size they say they are ready for their new habitats. I definitely suggest the slow release fertilizer as well. I am confident my little guys(about 3-4 feet each) are going to great and give me back the privacy before I know it and bring back our birds also. Thank you planting tree! I basically got 4 baby trees for less than the price of one Larger tree from one of my nurseries close by. �

Mark L.
United States

Great experience

Item was well packed and came fast in good condition

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