Catawba Crape Myrtle

Catawba Crape Myrtle

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Lagerstroemia indica 'Catawba'

Catawba has dark purple, or mauve, flowers offset by lustrous, dark-green foliage and light gray-brown bark. Fall leaves are a bright orange-red. Growth habit is full, upright, and spreading. Gets to about 19' tall.

Resists mildew. Note: Regardless of hardiness zone, all crape myrtles are subject to die-back at temps below 15 degrees. Probability of this happening is increased by pruning in fall or winter. Prune only in earliest spring. Bloom will be on new wood.

*Seldom Damaged by Deer* Attracts: Butterflies, Hummingbirds & Birds.

Photos: U.S. National Arboretum


Ornamental Characteristics
Category Large shrub or small tree
foliage Type Deciduous
Height 10' - 20'
Spread 8'+ 
Shape Upright, spreading
Primary foliage Color Green, dark, glossy
Seasonal foliage Color Yellow, orange, or red
Flowering Season Summer
Flower Color Purple, dark
Environmental Characteristics
Growth Rate Fast
Sun Preferences Full sun
Water Preferences Average: ensure planting area provides adequate drainage