Sunday, August 21, 2011

Crape Myrtle 'Natchez'

Today I brought home the newest member of my family, a gorgeous ornamental tree that is sure to provide many days of viewing pleasure for years to come. Crape Myrtle 'Natchez' will eventually reach an impressive height of 20-30 ft, blooming in late-summer with long-lived white flowers, and having flaming orange-red foliage in Autumn. The exfoliating bark will reveal an attractive cinnamon colored trunk as the tree ages, and this Super Star specimen tree is disease resistant and very low-maintenance. I have struggled in the past to find the perfect plant for this part of the garden, but now that I've settled on the Crape Myrtle, the rest of the planning will be easy.


Nikita said...

Good choice! I have 2 or 3 scattered around the yard and they command your attention when they are in bloom.

Crystal said...

Hi Nikita,

Crape Myrtles are very popular here in Virginia, and I'm so happy to "join the club" of Homeowners who love Crape Myrtles. They truly have 4 season interest and earn their keep in the garden.


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