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Lagerstroemia indica 'Catawba'/Catawba Crape Myrtle

Lagerstroemia indica 'Catawba' / Lagerstroemia indica 'Catawba'
Striking autumn colored foliage
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Striking autumn colored foliage

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Tree at peak of bloom


Variety a medium sized tree

Flowers contrasted against early summer sky

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Scientific Name: Lagerstroemia indica 'Catawba'
Common Name: Catawba Crape Myrtle
Plant Type: Deciduous
Leaf Type: Broadleaf
Hardiness Zone: 7, 9 Determine Your Zone
Height: 8-10 feet
Spread: 5 - 10 feet
Bloom time: Summer
Flower color: Purple
Fruit present: Fall
Fruit color: Brown
Light Exposure: Part Sun
Drainage: Well drained, Moist
Rate of Growth: Moderate
Water Requirement: Medium
Maintenance Level: Medium
Susceptible to insects
and diseases:
Landscape Categories: Crape Myrtles
Comments: This L. indica variety does have some leaf spot resistance. It has beautiful flowers, nice foliage in summer and excellent fall color.