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Catawba Crape Myrtle - Lagerstroemia indica x fauriei 'Catawba'
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Catawba Crape Myrtle - Lagerstroemia indica x fauriei 'Catawba'

Lythraceae Lagerstroemia Indica X Faueri Catawba

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Grows InZone 6A · -10° to -5° F through Zone 9B · 25° to 30° F
Grows in Ashburn! (Learn More)
Sun ExposureFull / Mostly Sun
Soil DrainageWell Drained
Resistent ToDeer Resistant, Drought, Disease, Mildew, Heat
Flower ColorPurple
BloomsSummer Blooms, Fall Foliage
Average Height15' to 20'
Average Width10' to 15'
AttractsVisual Attention
FragrancesNone
Additional Information About Catawba Crape Myrtle - Lagerstroemia indica x fauriei 'Catawba'

More about Catawba Crape Myrtle...

Noteworthy Characteristics

'Catawba' is a Fauriei Hybrid crape myrtle that produces an abundance of large, long-lasting, purple colored flower clusters. It is one of the best purple flowering trees available. It is one of the mid-size crape myrtle trees with excellent form and shape; topping out at 10-12 feet in height with a rounded dome canopy to 10 feet in width. The green foliage has a bronzy cast in spring, bright green leaves in summer, turning orange-red in fall.

A mid size crape myrtle , Catawba is great for use in small groupings or as a single specimen, as a colorful screen or hedge, on the corners to frame in homes and other structures, or planted on both sides of an entryway.

About Fauriei Hybrid Crape Myrtles

In 1959, Dr. Donald Egolf began a crapemyrtle research project at the U.S. National Arboretum to develop crape myrtles that were disease resistant, hardy, true to flower color, and that would repeat bloom.

Germplasm of Lagerstroemia fauriei was collected in Japan by Dr. John Creech and distributed to the U.S. National Arboretum. This material was discovered to be resistant to powdery mildew; a disease known to inflict many varieties of crape myrtle, and to possess a unique, heritable, dark brown trunk color. L. fauriei was incorporated into the research program with great success. Since then, twenty "Fauriei Hybrid" crapemyrtle cultivars have been released!

The successful hybridization of Lagerstroemia indica with Lagerstroemia fauriei revolutionized the development of crapemyrtle. In addition to field resistance to powdery mildew, the hybrids provide new trunk colors that in the future may be sought as much as the brilliant flowers.

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by Paul - Lincoln, NE

Beautiful Crape Myrtle. It arrived in great shape even though the box was a bit dented but i think that was a Fedex issue. Plants are healthy and looking great where planted! Will order again!


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