Natchez Crape Myrtle - Knowledgebase Question

Plainview, NY
Question by aayodice
November 28, 2005
How tall and wide does this tree grow if left alone without pruning ?
I interested in planting this type of tree in a sunny spot about 5 feet away from my house foundation and some what under the roof eve over hang.In the summer time it will be surounded by annual flowers in the same bed.
Is this the correct one to buy or should I be looking for a dwarf type that only grows about 10 - 12 feet tall ? If so please reccomend a type that you carry.

Answer from NGA
November 28, 2005


NATCHEZ CRAPE MYRTLE (Lagerstroemia indica x fauriei 'Natchez') Grows 20 feet tall and wide so it may not fit the spot you describe. Or, you might consider ACOMA CRAPE MYRTLE (Lagerstroemia indica x faueri 'Acoma'). This plant has a weeping form and grows 7' tall and wide; MUSKOGEE CRAPE MYRTLE (Lagerstroemia indica x fauriei 'Muskogee') grows 15 to 20 feet tall and 15 feet wide. PECOS CRAPE MYRTLE
(Lagerstroemia indica x fauriei 'Pecos') reaches 8 feet tall, 6 feet wide without pruning, and TUSCARORA CRAPE MYRTLE (Lagerstroemia indica x fauriei 'Tuscarora') grows 15 feet tall and wide at maturity. Hope this information helps you choose just the right Crape Myrtle.

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