Natchez Crape Myrtle Tree

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
  • You will love having a Shade and Flowering tree all in one!
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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 flare!

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 fabulous form.

A perfect centerpiece for an elegant yard!  Try it on either side of your driveway for amazing impact.  Let friends and neighbors know you have impeccable taste!

Get your very own Natchez Crape Myrtle today!  You will enjoy it for a lifetime!

 

 

Additional Information

Shipping Restriction AZ
Grows in Zones 7, 8, 9, 10
Sunlight Full Sun, Part Sun
Soil Type Adaptable
Mature Height 20-30 Feet
Mature Width 15-20 Feet
Drought Tolerance Good
Fall Color Orange
Bloom Color White
Botanical Name Lagerstroemia x 'Natchez'

How To Care for your new Natchez Crape Myrtle Tree

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.

 

Planting Directions

Step 1:

Unpack all of your plants right away! Look for the perfect location. Make sure you are planting in the correct light conditions.

Step 2:

Dig a hole twice the width of the root ball. Position your plant in the hole. Make sure the top of the root ball is slightly higher than the original grade of the bed. Also check to make sure it is straight from all sides.

Step 3:

Fill up hole with water before placing new plant in hole in order to saturate the surrounding soil.  Once the water is absorbed place your plant in the hole and water thoroughly.  

 

Planting a shrub digging the hole

Step 4:

Mix the potting soil and the soil removed from the hole. Start by backfilling soil around the root ball. Carefully pack in the soil to remove any air pockets. Water plant thoroughly again until the soil will not hold any more water. This will ensure that your new plant will be a success.

Step 5:

Fertilize around your plant with the amount recommended on the package. Our special Fertilizer contains all of the nutrients to keep your plants growing and healthy. Repeat every 3 months.

Step 6:

Finish up by mulching around your new plant.  Apply 1-2 inches of mulch around the plant and plant bed. Mulch will help keep the soil moist and keep weeds out.

Step 7:

Keep watered with a hose every 2-3 days for 2 weeks. This is critical for plant survival. In the third week, begin to water as needed depending on the weather. Always check by placing your finger under the mulch to see if the soil is moist.

 

Shipping and Delivery

Most orders ship next business day.  Please allow 1-3 business day to process and pack your order for shipping.  View the shipping map below.  Please note that shipping times on the map below are not guaranteed.  

West coast orders on plants will be held until the following Monday to prevent additional transit time on sensitive plants.  Your plants will be carefully packaged and shipped using Fedex, UPS, or USPS.   

You will receive a confirmation via email when the carrier picks up your shipment.  Delivery emails are also sent when your package arrives.  As soon as your package arrives, It is important to open your boxes and water your new plants thoroughly.

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Love my new Tree! We just love the bark on this White Crape Myrtle.
March 11, 2015
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Love the white flowers
Charlin A on Aug 29, 2017
Was looking something else but this was beautiful!
Robert E on Jul 11, 2017
Love the white flowers
Charlin A on Aug 29, 2017
Chose for a friend's birthday.
Laura P on Jul 16, 2017
Was looking something else but this was beautiful!
Robert E on Jul 11, 2017
I think it has branches Similar to a regular tree
Troy S on Jun 19, 2017
white color
charlie g on Apr 13, 2017
Look, drought resistant tree and long flowering period.
Dominique B on Nov 4, 2016
Wedding thank you gift to parents
Anna G on Oct 20, 2016
Fast growth, all summer bloom,
Massimo V on Sep 18, 2016
I love white blooms from a tall huge crape myrtle tree
Wileen A on Aug 19, 2016
I planted two Natchez whites in the back yard of my old house and they had grown to be big and beautiful. I love the way the bark turns to a copper-color and now, I need some for my new house.
Helen T on Aug 3, 2016
Chose for a friend's birthday.
Laura P on Jul 16, 2017
I think it has branches Similar to a regular tree
Troy S on Jun 19, 2017
How well will this tree grow in Cincinnati, OH?
A shopper on Jan 7, 2017
BEST ANSWER: You are in zone 6 and it is slightly outside of its growing zone.
Interested in purchasing the Natchez crape myrtle trees. Was wondering if they are single trunk or multi-trunk? I am interested in multi-Stem/trunk . Thank you.
Susan M on Aug 28, 2017
BEST ANSWER: multi-trunk
I purchased four trees and mistakingly planted them 12 feet apart instead of 15-20. Should I relocate them before it get too late?
Monilove on Sep 18, 2017
BEST ANSWER: You certainly can. The longer it has been since you planted the more careful you want to be when digging them up. Transplanting can be stressful to trees especially when done at the wrong time. You want it to be cool. Fall, late winter, and early spring are the best times to transplant. Water before, during, and after well. You are basically starting over with establishing the roots. The good thing is you will have them in the same location so that takes out some transition stress. You'll want to do the deep waterings for the first couple months like you did when they were first planted so the roots can establish again.
can the tree be pruned annually to keep it smaller without sacrificing appearance. Also we are in Paducah KY can't tell by map if it will survive here?
A shopper on Jul 18, 2017
BEST ANSWER: Looks like you are a 7a which is right on the line for this tree. Mulch heavily in the winter to protect it from severe temps. You can definitely prune this tree every year, but I wouldn't go crazy and crape murder like many do by just chopping the top off. Prune correctly and avoid pruning too much. Prune in late winter or early spring. These tree easily get to 30 feet so if you are wanting to keep it 20 feet tall or less I would suggest you find a better suited option.
Planted natchez while dormant. It put out new leaves in spring but has had no new growth at ends of branches. Another one I put out is growing vigorously. Should I be concerned for this first year or just wait to see what happens next year?
A shopper on Jul 13, 2017
BEST ANSWER: This is normal. Crapes often experience what is called tip dieback in winter especially in the first winter after planting, in containers, and in harsh winters. Just prune those dead tips off. It will actually help it grow faster and even flower better:)
how will this crepe do in Asheville nc ?
A shopper on Jun 22, 2017
BEST ANSWER: Should do well. I am in Pendleton SC, and they are grown throughout the upstate and mountain areas of Oconee, Pickens, and Greenville counties.
Should you cut back the crape Myrtle flowers that are still on the tree before new growth starts?
A shopper on Apr 2, 2017
BEST ANSWER: I am guessing what you are talking about is the seed pods. You can leave those on the tree or cut them off. They will not affect this year's flowers.
Does this tree attract bees?
A shopper on Aug 30, 2016
BEST ANSWER: Have not seen any bees on the tree. I have seen wasps and butterflies enjoying the blooms.
How tall?
A shopper on Jul 26, 2016
BEST ANSWER: The mature size of a Natchez Crape Myrtle is approximately 20-30ft tall and 20 ft wide. The heights we have in stock change, but you can check what we have by clicking on the "choose an option" tab.
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