Natchez Crape Myrtle
Natchez Crape Myrtle
This Fast Growing Crape Myrtle has Unsurpassable Curb Appeal
- Classy, White Blooms last all summer long!
- Flower clusters so lush and dense you will think it snowed in the summer!
- Super Hardy tree with excellent Pest and Disease Resistance
- Drought and Deer Tolerant
|Mature Height||20-30 Feet|
|Mature Width||15-20 Feet|
|Shipping Restriction||AZ, OR|
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 flair!
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 a fabulous form.
Get your very own Natchez Crape Myrtle today! You will enjoy it for a lifetime!
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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.
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!