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Catawba Hardy Crape Myrtle

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  • SKU: 69214
  • Zones: 7-9
  • Height: 6 - 15 feet
  • Shade Requirement: Full Sun
  • Bloom Time: Early to late summer.
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Catawba Hardy Crape Myrtle

Description
An outstanding ornamental tree for the garden or landscape! This small tree or large shrub provides bold purple blooms, outstanding foliage color and even shedding bark for winter interest. In the summer months, the deep purple flower panicles open and attract butterflies. The Catawba Hardy Crape Myrtle has deciduous foliage that has a bronzy cast in the spring and that turns a bright green during the summer months. In the fall, the glossy green foliage turns a stunning orange-red. The bark has red, brown and gray hues. Growing 6-15' tall, the Catawba Hardy Crape Myrtle performs best when planted in organically rich, well-drained soil and full sun. It becomes more drought tolerant with age.
Product Details
  • Botanical NameLagerstroemia indica 'Catawba'
  • Ships As2" POT
  • Height6 - 15 feet
  • Spacing10 - 15 feet
  • Spread14 feet
  • Light RequirementsFull Sun
  • Color Descriptionpurple
  • Foliage TypeDeciduous, glossy, green foliage. Foliage has bronzy cast in spring, bright green in summer, orange-red in the fall. Mildew resistant.
  • Bloom TimeEarly to late summer.
  • Flower FormMany small flowers bloom in terminal panicles on the current season's growth.
  • Soil RequirementsWell-drained, organically rich, moisture retentive soil. Becomes more drought tolerant with age.
  • Growth RateModerate.
  • PruningThin young trees in late winter to early spring. Make sure to leave 3-7 main trunks or canopy branches. Older trees prune only to remove suckers that have emerged from main trunks or ground. Prune in winter.
  • Winter CareMulch in cooler climates and remove in early spring before new growth starts.
  • State RestrictionsAE AK GU HI PR
  • Zones7-9
  • Planting InstructionsPerforms best in full sun. Set plant at the same level it is growing at in the container, firm soil and water thoroughly.
Shipping

Shipping Information:

Plants, fertilizer and other supplies* will be shipped at the proper planting time for your area of the country during the shipping timeframes outlined below.

2018 Spring Shipping Schedule

Zone

  Bulbs, Potted Plants and &  
   Perennials  

1A-4B  5/7/18 - 6/8/18 
5A  4/2/18 - 6/8/18 
5B  3/19/18 - 6/8/18 
6A  3/12/18 - 6/8/18 
6B  3/5/18 - 6/8/18 
7A-7B  2/26/18 - 6/8/18 
8A-8B  2/19/18 - 5/18/18 
9A-10B  2/12/18 - 5/18/18 
  Last Order Date   Zones 1-7: June 18th, 2018
Zones 8-10: May 14th, 2018



*Fertilizer and other supplies ordered apart from plant orders are typically shipped within 5 business days.

Other Notes:

We aim for your order to be in your hands at the ideal time to plant, every time. Our growers must anticipate their supply based on the season they expect. Our experts predict weather patterns as best they can to set suitable shipping windows for each growing zone. However, as any gardener knows, nature is not so predictable. The type of product you order, along with the weather in your area or ours, may affect the anticipated shipping schedule.

Based on the contents of your order, we always strive to ship the order complete and as early as possible. However, sometimes this may result in a delay of some items that are ready before others. Our customers have suggested that they would rather wait to receive their order as complete as possible. If you would like to receive part of your order ahead of time, please reach out to our customer service department and we can accommodate. Orders with large items may be shipped in more than one package. There is no extra charge if your order requires more than one package.

Bareroot perennials, trees and shrubs are kept in the nursery row until fully dormant. This promotes optimum transit conditions and provides your new plant with the best opportunity for success in your garden.

Trees and other oversize items cannot be shipped to PO boxes.

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Please note that we cannot ship outside of the 48 contiguous states.

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