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Lagerstroemia Natchez - Natchez Crape Myrtle

Lagerstroemia Natchez is one of the hybrid Crape Myrtles bred to resist fungal diseases. This series of trees has indian names. Lagerstroemia Natchez is the result of a cross between Lagerstroemia indica and Lagerstroemia fauriei. In the garden Lagerstroemia Natchez is noted for its large spays of white flowers in the Summer, disease resistance and peeling cinnamon colored bark. Once established the Natchez Crape Myrtle is fairly drought tolerant. Lagerstroemia Natchez trees grow to 20 feet tall and 15 feet wide. In the Fall the leaves turn to orange and red hues. Lagerstroemia Natchez fares poorly near the coast due to mildew but grows quite well in the inland valleys. Heavy fertilization will result in fewer flowers and greater susceptability to freeze damage. The Natchez Crape Myrtle will become chlorotic and the leaves turn yellow if the soil becomes too alkaline. The trees are prone to suckering from the base. With regular care this can be kept to a minimum. Lagerstroemia Natchez is winter hardy into the single digits and may come back from the roots in colder climates.

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Lagerstroemia Natchez, White Crape Myrtle