Natchez Crape Myrtle - multi stem Tree
Natchez Crape Myrtle - multi stem Leaf
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Natchez Crape Myrtle - multi stem Tree
Natchez Crape Myrtle - multi stem Leaf

Growth Facts

  • Hardiness Zone: 6-9
  • Spacing: 15-20'
  • Exposure: Full Sun
  • Deer Resistant: Yes
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Natchez Crape Myrtle - multi stem

Lagerstroemia indica 'Natchez'

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When the days get hot and steamy, Natchez Crape Myrtle stays cool and collected with its frosty white blossoms that last all summer. This small ornamental specimen tree has a sleek, polished look that’s perfect for high visibility areas around your home near your favorite entertaining, dining, and relaxing spaces. Plant it close at hand because you and your guests will want to stroke the smooth cinnamon and tan marbled trunks—as well as get a first-row view of this stunner’s fabulous flowers, sizzling orange-red fall color, and clean mildew-free foliage.

Growth Facts

  • Hardiness Zone: 6-9
  • Spacing: 15-20'
  • Exposure: Full Sun
  • Deer Resistant: Yes
  • Show more ›

Recommended by Our Growers

The Story

Andre’ Michaux was born in 1796 is Versailles France and thanks to lessons learned from his father became a gifted grower. After losing his beloved wife during childbirth just 11 months after they were married, Michaux was devastated. With a love of country, he devoted himself to the study of botany and was determined to make himself useful to France. In 1782 he traveled to the Middle-east. For three years he collected plants and seeds, enduring many hardships along the way. His determination did not go unnoticed and after arriving home was asked to lead an expedition to North America in search for new species of trees to rebuild depleted forests that were stripped during years of war. Appointed by King Louis XVI and Queen Marie Antoinette in 1785 he set out for North America with a small group, including his now 15 year old son, Fransois. For years Michaux explored a young America, shipping new plant varieties to France as well as introducing new plants to America such as Mimosa and Lagerstroemia.

The Details

Although it has a Native American tribal name, Natchez Crape Myrtle isn’t a native tree. However, it does make an environmentally friendly addition to your landscape. This waterwise tree needs little irrigation once established, and its crisp white flowers are a pollinator’s paradise!

How to Grow

Crape Myrtles take all the heat you throw at ‘em, and Natchez is no exception.  This is a tree you’ll see all over the South.  Natchez will grow in warmer parts of the North as well, but it won’t get as big as it will in Georgia or Mississippi.  If winter lows regularly drop to the single digits, the tree may get only 10 feet all (versus 25’ in the South).  If lows drop below 0°F, it may die to the ground but bounce back from the roots come spring.

More Info

Cold Tolerance/Hardiness Zone 6
Heat Tolerance/Hardiness Zone 9
Exposure Full Sun
Avg Mature Height 25'
Avg Mature Width 15'
Spacing 15-20'
Growth Rate Medium
Leaf Color Green
Fall Leaf Color Orange/Red
Flower Color White
Flower Time Summer
Cary Award Winner No
PA Gold Medal Award No
Attractive Bark Yes
Attracts Birds No
Attracts Butterflies No
Attracts Hummingbirds No
Attracts Pollinators No
Deer Resistant Yes
Drought Tolerant Yes
Dry, Poor Soils No
Edible Fruit No
Fragrant No
Groundcover No
Hedge/Windbreak No
Native No
Salt Tolerance/Seashore No
Seasonal Cut Branches No
Shade Tolerance No
Showy Flowers Yes
Specimen Yes
Urban Conditions Yes
Utility Line Trees No
Wet Moist Soils No
Winter Interest Yes
Woodland Garden No
Decor/Craft Use No

Size Guide

Size Guide Scale


This graphic shows the approximate size and form of the Tree you are viewing.

Size B Trees:

8' tall clump. Limbed up high to present the beautiful bark. Grown in our #15 tree container with well developed branching. Flowering age. Expect color your first summer!

Size C Trees:

10-12' tall clump. Each stem over 2" caliper. True landscape specimen for the homeowner. The Jewel of your landscape this summer.

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Natchez Crape Myrtle - multi stem Tree
Natchez Crape Myrtle - multi stem Leaf