For an easy choice of small accent or specimen tree just about anywhere in your landscape, you really can't go wrong with the Natchez Crape Myrtle (Lagerstroemia indica x fauriei 'Natchez'). This handsome variety features enormous, beautiful white blooms and many more ornamental features!
You'll love the long bloom period from summer to frost! With its crisp, clean good looks and pristine, fluffy white blooms, Natchez is a wonderful choice for you and your pollinators. Long panicles of pure white flowers cover the plant from top to bottom throughout the growing season. Natchez blooms all summer long! You might see them referred to as "Natchez Crepe Myrtle" because the texture of the robust flower heads looks like crinkled crepe paper!
Soft foliage droops enchantingly downward to help ground the plant to its surroundings. The oval Crape Myrtle leaves are bronze-colored when they first unfold in the spring. They'll deepen to a delicious green for summer and will cast a refreshing shade. The green leaves turn bright hues of yellow, orange, or red before falling late in autumn! If you remove the lower limbs and use a row of them as small street trees, you'll showcase the beautiful exfoliating bark and gain a big dose of winter interest.
Use Natchez Crape Myrtle trees in the front lawn as part of an accent planting. This is a sophisticated color choice that works very nicely with many exteriors. Try a pair of them on either side of the front walkway or front stairs. It only takes a few trees planted on either side to give you a dreamy experience. Plant the trees at least 8 feet away from the walkway, and carefully prune the arching branches to fit your space.
You'll also be able to grow it as a single-trunk patio tree or as a multi-trunk accent feature specimen. Use a single tree as a wonderful focal point anywhere you need a bit of excitement in your landscape. It will draw the eye in a restful way and can suit contemporary, country, rustic, or classic architecture equally as well.
You can even leave the lower branches on to encourage a solid, shrubby screen. This is a very appealing large shrub or small tree that can also be grouped to create a pretty privacy screen. Plant several near a patio or deck to block the afternoon sun and give airy, pretty privacy. Plant them 4 feet apart, measuring from the center of the first to the center of the next.
For the best screen, keep all the lower limbs on and allow it to grow into a friendly flowering shrub. Underplant with small shrubs, perennials, and spring bulbs. Add a natural stone border or boulders to easily boost your curb appeal. March a row of them along the street, or driveway. For individual plants, give them 10 - 12 feet spacing between the plants.
Easy care, and drought tolerant once established, Natchez Crape Myrtle is sought after for its beauty and low maintenance. Natchez Crape Myrtles are easy to grow in a full sun site. Morning sun is best, with its wonderful drying power.
Give your tree good air circulation and plenty of elbow room to grow to the full height and width. Keep things easy for yourself! Give your tree good air circulation and plenty of elbow room to grow to the full height and width. Keep things easy for yourself!
Pruning this beauty is best done by simply thinning out the branches each spring. No need to take care of the edges of the crown if it still fits into its space nicely! Top off your planting with a 3-4 inch thick layer of mulch to keep the roots happy.
In early spring, give your Natchez Crape Myrtle supplemental water as needed. This will help ensure the new growth is lush and full. And since the plant flowers on new growth, the extra water will give you marvelous flower power through the summer and into fall.
The rest of the year, Natchez is happy to thrive in low water conditions. Soil drainage is an important consideration. Create a mound or berm if your soil drains slowly. Plant directly in that mound. Remember not to plant your Natchez too deeply in the ground.
An exceptional best-seller, you'll never regret your decision to order the large and in-charge Natchez Crape Myrtle. It's a tried and true best seller that works amazingly well all over the United States. Order healthy, well-rooted trees from Nature Hills today!
Nature Hills sells a large variety of plants with several options available. Plants are offered in both potted containers and as dormant bare root without soil. Here is a helpful resource to understand your options as you create a beautiful landscape with help from Nature Hills.
Ever wonder what a larger plant will mean for your landscape? Container Sizes are really all about the age of the plant!
Seasonally, Nature Hills offers hand selected, high quality bare root trees, shrubs and perennials. Bare root plants are sold by height from the top of the root system to the top of the plant. Plants may be taller than the height minimums.
Keep in mind, specific varieties and different growing conditions can affect the rate at which plants grow. Variations in size may occur.
|Young Plants to 18 Months|
|2"x2"x3"||Ranges from||.18 to .21 dry quarts / .198 to .23 dry liters in volume|
|4.5" Container||Equal to||.65 dry quart / .72 dry liter in volume|
|Sprinter Pot||Equal to||.63 dry quart / .69 dry liter in volume|
|4" Container||Ranges from||.31 to .87 / .35 to .96 dry liter in volume|
|6" Container||Equal to||1.4 dry quarts / 1.59 dry liters in volume|
|1 Quart||Equal to||1 dry quart / 1.1 dry liter in volume|
|5.5" Container||Equal to||1.89 of a dry quart / 2.08 dry liters in volume|
|4"x4"x5"||Ranges from||.8 to 1.1 dry quarts / .88 to 1.2 dry liters in volume|
|4"x4"x6"||Ranges from||1.0 to 1.3 dry quarts / 1.1 to 1.41 dry liters in volume|
|4"x4"x9"||Ranges from||1.1 to 2.1 dry quarts / 1.2 to 2.3 dry liters in volume|
|4"x4"x10"||Ranges from||1.7 to 2.3 dry quart / 1.87 to 2.53 dry liters in volume|
|Plants 18 Months - 2.5 Years Old|
|2 Quart||Equal to||2 dry quarts / 2.2 dry liters in volume|
|#1 Container||Ranges from||2.26 to 3.73 dry quarts / 2.49 to 4.11 dry liters in volume|
|5"x5"x12"||Equal to||3.5 to 4.3 dry quarts / 3.85 to 4.74 dry liters in volume|
|Plants 2 - 4 Years Old|
|#2 Container||Ranges from||1.19 to 1.76 dry gallons / 5.24 to 7.75 dry liters in volume|
|#3 Container||Ranges from||2.32 to 2.76 dry gallons / 10.22 to 12.16 dry liters in volume|
|Plants 3 - 5 Years Old|
|#5 Container||Ranges from||2.92 to 4.62 dry gallons / 12.86 to 20.35 dry liters in volume|
|#6 Container||Ranges from||5.25 to 6.01 dry gallons / 23.12 to 26.42 dry liters in volume|
|#7 Container||Ranges from||5.98 to 6.08 dry gallons / 26.34 to 26.78 dry liters in volume|
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|Brand||Nature Hills' Choice|
|Botanical Name||Lagerstroemia indica x fauriei 'Natchez'|
|Mature Height||20 - 30 feet|
|Mature Spread||20 - 25 feet|
|Sun Exposure||Full Sun|
|Moisture||Moderate to Low|
|Pruning Time||Early Spring|