Lagerstroemia indica 'Catawba'
Catawba Crape Myrtle
Catawba Crape Myrtle is a domed upright deciduous shrub with exfoliating bark. The foliage emerges bronze-red and matures to bright green before turning vibrant red-orange in fall, while the large dark purple panicles bloom bloom on new wood in summer. Best color in full sun and rich well-drained soil. Catawba is mildew resistant.
10' - 15'
10’ - 15'
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7 - 9
Full Sun, Partial Sun
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MAINTENANCE NEEDS: Low Maintenance. Water Regularly. Prune back in spring before bloom to promote flowers. It can be susceptible to leaf spot and powdery mildew. Watch for aphids and scale.
LANDSCAPE USES: Accents or Group Plantings, Borders, Wildlife Gardens, Urban Gardens, Foundation Planting, and Hedges.
COMPANION PLANTS: Lilyturf, Hibiscus, Butterfly Bush
Image: Photo by David J. Stang, Lagerstroemia indica Catawba 4zz, CC BY-SA 4.0