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Catawba Crape Myrtle Trees are one of the best purple flowering trees available.
These beautiful Crape Myrtle Trees displays large, long lasting clusters actually masses of dark purple crepe-like flowers in summer. This Myrtle has interesting foliage producing a bronzy cast in spring, bright green leaves in summer, turning orange to red fall color. A small flowering tree and moderate grower, the Catawba Crepe Myrtle matures around 12 feet tall, 10 feet wide with a rounded dome.
Follow a regular watering schedule during the first growing season to establish a deep, extensive root system for your Catawba Crape Myrtle. Feed with a general purpose, low release fertilizer before new growth begins in spring. For a formal appearance, shear annually after flowering. Crape Myrtle Trees thrive in full sun in a good heavy loam soil with a pH of 5-6.5. This crape myrtle variety is mildew resistant.
Crape Myrtle growing tip:
Plant in full sun for optimum flowering. Any blocking from the sun for several hours during the day, such as a building or larger tree, it is likely to inhibit their blooming.
Visit this link to the University of Georgia Extension Cooperative with detailed information on planting, watering, fertilizing, and pruning crape myrtles.
Catawba Crape Myrtle is growin in one quart pots.
Plants shipping to CA and AZ addresses will be bare rooted before being prepped for shipping.