"Catawba" Classic Crape Myrtle, 2 or 3 gallon
"Catawba" Classic Crape Myrtle, 2 or 3 gallon
"Catawba" Classic Crape Myrtle, 2 or 3 gallon
"Catawba" Classic Crape Myrtle, 2 or 3 gallon
"Catawba" Classic Crape Myrtle, 2 or 3 gallon
"Catawba" Classic Crape Myrtle, 2 or 3 gallon
Mea Nursery

"Catawba" Classic Crape Myrtle, 2 or 3 gallon

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Common Name: Catawba Crape Myrtle

Flowering Ornamental Shrubs

 Botanical Name: Lagerstroemia ‘Catawba’
  •  bright purple bloom clusters
  • 2 or 3 gallon container
  • repeat blooming
  • Lacy, green foliage 
  • Best Zone:  7 to 9
Brilliant purple blooms take center stage on the Catawba Crape Myrtle, making this flowering variety a fresh favorite. Dark purple flowers take hold from spring through fall every year, with rich clusters of blossoms that sit upright on the branches.

Because of the blooms' density, branches may even bend from their weight, which gives the tree a gorgeous cascading appearance. The incredible purple hue of each petal perfectly contrasts against the limbs and emerald green leaves.
Easily grown in average, medium to wet soils in full sun to part shade. Prefers part shade and consistently moist, acidic, sandy soils. Soils should not be allowed to dry out. Tolerates clay soils. Tolerates full shade. Promptly remove root suckers unless naturalized look is desired.  As fall begins and Catawba's vibrant blossom display is coming to a close, gleaming autumn foliage takes hold. The Catawba Crape Myrtle's leaves yield eye-catching shades of reddish-bronze, orange and yellow.
PLEASE CHECK YOUR LOCATION ON THE ZONE MAP. The zone determines where your shrub will best grow. 

  • Low Maintenance
  • Attracts Hummingbirds, Butterflies & Bees
  • Bloom Shape:  blooms formed into a cone shaped cluster of flowers
  • Bloom Time:  Spring - Summer
  • Fragrance:  no fragrance
  • Habit:  Upright
  • Foliage Color: lush green foliage
  • Sun Tolerance:  Sun (> 6 hours sun) to part-sun (4-6 hours sun)
  • Watering Requirements: Water daily until established, then water when top layer of soil feels dry. Increase the watering frequency in periods of heat.  
  • Spacing:  plant 5-6 feet apart
  • Mature Height:  15 feet
  • Mature Width:  4 feet
  • Other Characteristics:  Well-drained soil
  • Pruning:  Pruning should be done about two months after it flowers. Cut the season’s recent shoots back to within three buds from the base. These buds will then bear the coming season’s new shoots and flowers.

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