Natchez White Crepe Myrtle - Yearly Beauty
Natchez Crepe Myrtle: Lagerstroemia indica x fauriei; a shrub can be small or large. The bark of the tree is typically a dark brown. The leaves are dark glossy green but are orangish-red in the Fall. The budding is of white flowers that bloom all summer, making it a favorite to homeowners when beautifying their landscape.
This scrub loves a well-drained soil system. In really high temperatures in the summer, like in Texas, you should water the tree extensively to get deep into the roots. However, as a new shrub, it should be watered regularly during its growing season to get rooted. Once the shrub is rooted, watering is reduced to avoid root rot. Feeding is excellent during the early spring, which will produce beautiful flowers throughout the late Spring and Summer. These botanical beauties love sunlight and thrive in full sun.
Natchez White Crepe Myrtle blooms all summer long
During late spring and all through summer, the tree will produce a cooling shade along with its blooms. It is not only a favorite for its beauty but also because of its fast rooting and growing capabilities. The Natchez Crape Myrtle is a best seller, made so famous by being a fast-growing tree that blooms all summer long. The shrubs are inexpensive to purchase and easy to add to your landscape if appropriately done (follow planting directions carefully). Its growth spurt ranges from 3 - 5 feet a year; the other beauty of this tree is its durability during different climates.
During the Fall, when the flowering is dormant, the Natchez is still a wonder to witness. The branches are a cinnamon-like color with orange-reddish leaves. The tree fits into the Fall color scheme. During its peak during late June and summer, the tree can get as tall as thirty feet and be as comprehensive as twenty feet. The best time to prune to make room for new blooms is during late Winter.