CRAPE MYRTLE: CATAWBA
LATIN NAME: LAGERSTROEMIA INDICA 'CATAWBA'
Clusters of purple flowers with green foliage make this tree stand out. Plant in groups, accent piece, or in borders. Dimensions: 10 feet tall x 5 feet wide
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: 7-9
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. Cut back early once a year.