Lagerstroemia indica &

Lagerstroemia indica 'Catawba'

Catawba Crape Myrtle

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Planning to install this tree yourself? We recommend a size 15 Gallon or smaller for do it yourself installations. These small sizes do not require any offloading equipment!
Trees that are sized by height or caliper are delivered with a large root ball wrapped in burlap. They require heavy equipment to install. We recommend working with a contractor for installation! They can also provide the equipment necessary for offloading the tree upon delivery. We will coordinate delivery with you so that your contractor has equipment ready upon your trees arrival! OR check the box below for ServeScape to provide offloading equipment for an additional fee.

Catawba Crape Myrtle is a domed upright deciduous shrub with exfoliating bark.  The foliage emerges bronze-red and matures to bright green before turning vibrant red-orange in fall, while the large dark purple panicles bloom bloom on new wood in summer.  Best color in full sun and rich well-drained soil.  Catawba is mildew resistant.

Type: 

Shrub

Height: 

10' - 15'

Spread: 

10’ - 15'

Spacing: 

12'

USDA Hardiness Zone: 

7 - 9

Culture: 

Full SunPartial Sun

Bloom Color: 

Purple

Season of Interest: 

SummerFall

MAINTENANCE NEEDS: Low Maintenance.  Water Regularly.  Prune back in spring before bloom to promote flowers.  It can be susceptible to leaf spot and powdery mildew.  Watch for aphids and scale.
LANDSCAPE USES:  Accents or Group Plantings, BordersWildlife GardensUrban Gardens, Foundation Planting, and Hedges.

COMPANION PLANTS: Lilyturf, Hibiscus, Butterfly Bush

Image: Photo by David J. Stang, Lagerstroemia indica Catawba 4zzCC BY-SA 4.0

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