CRAPE MYRTLE: NATCHEZ
LATIN NAME: LAGERSTROEMIA INDICA X FAURIEI 'NATCHEZ'
This fast-growing small tree or shrub has clusters of creamy white, soft-texture blooms in the summer. Its smooth tan exfoliating bark with glossy green foliage that turns orange-red in the fall grows 15-20 feet tall (10-15 feet wide). Plant in groups to make a statement all year-round.
Amount of Sunlight: Full sun
Amount of Water: Water regularly; more frequent watering in extreme heat
Soil Conditions: Prefers dry, well-drained soil
Cold Hardiness Zone: 6-9
This easy-to-grow evergreen shrub needs a regular water schedule to ensure the growth of a mature root system. After the mature root system is established, watering is needed occasionally, except during a drought, watering is needed regularly. Pruning is recommended once per year.