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Catawba Purple Crape Myrtle - 1 Gallon Pot
The Catawba Crape Myrtle is one of a few crape myrtle trees with true, dark purple flowers. Abundant large flower clusters nearly covering the foliage begin appearing in early summer and continue through early fall. But brilliant flower color isn't the only special attribute. Get all the details below!

Catawba Purple Crape Myrtle - 1 Gallon Pot

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SIZE: 1 GALLON POT
Quantity Price Each
1 $29.97
2 - 3 $27.96
4+ $25.89

Catawba Purple Crape Myrtle
Lagerstroemia Indica 'Catawba' 

USDA Plant Hardiness Zones: 7a-10b  Find Your Zone   

Note:  For our customers who live and garden north of USDA Plant Hardiness Zone 7a, where this Crape Myrtle variety is not reliably winter hardy, you'll be happy to know it can be grown in containers that can be brought indoors during winter and placed back outside when temperatures warm up in spring.



Special Attributes

The Catawba Crape Myrtle is one of a few crape myrtle trees with true, dark purple flowers. Abundant large flower clusters nearly covering the foliage begin appearing in early summer and continue through early fall. But brilliant flower color isn't the only special attribute. The leaves of Catawba emerge an attractive bronze color in spring before maturing to rich green in summer and finally to a brilliant orange-red in fall. 




Landscape & Garden Uses

Growing to 10-12 feet tall and 10 to 12 feet wide, Catawba Crape Myrtle is ideal for use as a specimen or in groupings in landscape borders and home foundation plantings. Also nice in straight or staggered rows to line a driveway or property line. A fine addition to purple theme gardens.

Spacing:  8 feet apart for solid hedge; 15 feet apart for space between trees




Cultural Preferences

Catawba Crape Myrtle is very easy to grow. It is not picky about soil type provided the soil is well-drained. A moist but well-drained soil of average fertility is preferred. Full sun is preferred and results in heavier flower production. Light shade is tolerated but flowering will be diminished in more shade. Has shown high resistance to powdery mildew and is quite drought tolerant when established.




Helpful Articles

Click on a link below to find helpful advice from our experts on how to plant and care for Crape Myrtle trees.




Plant Details

USDA Plant Hardiness Zones: 7a-10b  Find Your Zone 
Plant Type:  Deciduous Flowering Shrub or Tree
Height at Maturity:  10-12'
Width at Maturity: 10-12'
Spacing:  8' for solid hedge; 15'+ for space between plants
Growth Habit / Form:  Bushy, Rounded, Upright
Growth Rate:  Fast
Flower Color:  Bright Purple
Flowering Period:  All Summer - up to 120 days!
Flower Type:  Single flowers in large rounded to elongated clusters
Fragrant Flowers:  No
Foliage Color:  Rich Green
Fall Foliage Color:  Bright Red
Fragrant Foliage:  No
Bark Color:  Grey, Brown
Sun Needs:  Full Sun or Mostly Sun
Water Needs:  Average, low when established
Soil Type:  Clay, Loam, Sand, Silt 
Soil Drainage:  Well Drained
Soil pH:  5.0 - 6.5
Maintenance / Care:  Low
Attracts:  Visual Attention, Butterflies, Hummingbirds, Birds
Resistances:  Deer, Disease, Moderate Drought, Heat



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