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Natchez Crape Myrtle Tree

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-t- Tree Planting Kit
Planting Kit Planting Kit

Getting your tree off to the right start can more than double its growth rate. Your tree arrives pre-pruned... ready for explosive growth.

Your planting kit includes:
  1. 2 oz of Root Rocketâ„¢ Mycorrhizal Fungi so your tree can quickly explode with new root growth.

  2. Breathable Tree Guard protects against gnawing mice, rabbits, deer and mowers.

  3. Tree Stake Kit to help keep your tree stable, giving roots time to grow.
Fungi Tree Guard Tree Guard
Root Rocket 24" Tree Guard Tree Staking Kit
$14.95
-t- Planting Mix
Natchez Crape Myrtle Tree Planting Mix

Helps your Natchez Crape Myrtle Tree get established in a fraction of the time, become more drought tolerant, and grow faster. Here's how:

Beneficial Bacteria... It's like a Probiotic for your tree... creating an explosion of fine hair roots that vastly improves nutrient and water uptake.

Course Organic Compost... loosens and improves all types of soils while promoting proper pH levels. You get better drainage and moisture retention.

Microbial Fertilizers... including Sea Kelp, Yucca, and 100 other elements proven to gently feed your tree without burning the roots.

Use 1 bag of Planting Mix for each plant ordered.


Soil Contents
$6.95
-t- Root Rocketâ„¢ Fertilizer
Root Rocket™ Transplant Fertilizer

2oz. Packet

Get your new plants off to the right start by using Root Rocket™ Transplant.

This soil amendment contains 16 strains of mycorrhizal fungi, biostimulants, beneficial bacteria and Horta-Sorb® water management gel.

Simply sprinkle the product into the planting hole adjacent to the root ball when planting.

The organisms will start to work right away supplying the roots with much needed nutrition.

The specially formulated Horta-Sorb® will reduce transplant stress and aid in water retention.

APPLICATION:
1 packet per plant

Root Rocket Fertilizer
$4.95

Growing Zones: 6-10


Growing Zones 6-10 This plant is recommended for zones: 6-10
(green area above)
You are in Growing Zone: 6

Mature Height:

20-30 ft.

Mature Width:

20 ft.

Sunlight:

Full Sun

Drought Tolerance:

Good

Botanical Name:

Lagerstroemia x 'Natchez'

Does Not Ship To:

AZ

110 Days of Blooms

Imagine - an incredible 110 continuous days of flower power! The Natchez will delight you with hundreds of delicate, cooling white flowers from June to September.

The Natchez Crape Myrtle is a best seller, made so popular by being a fast growing tree that blooms all summer long.

With this lovely tree in your yard you will soon join the thousands who swear by its value as an ornamental tree.

The Natchez Crape grows very rapidly at 3-5 feet a year and is tolerant of many climates. The pure white blooms will explode in brilliance against the tree's deep green leafy canopy.

A Natchez Crape Myrtle also gives you the unusual bark coloring of cinnamon on the trunk and stems, along with its smooth, sleek distinctive texture. This coloring gives you great winter interest with a brightness not found in most other trees during the cold season.

When you order from Fast Growing Trees, you can be confident that you will receive a crape myrtle with a well-developed root structure able to support rapid growth.

Natchez is successfully grown in zones 7-10 - an exceptionally wide temperature range for crape myrtles.

Between the long bloom period and the fact that it is much more tolerant of extreme heat and cold than its cousins, the Natchez Crape Myrtle is an ideal candidate for specimen tree placement in landscapes over a huge part of the US.





Customer Reviews

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A Favorite.
I love Natchez whites and always get them from Fast Growing Trees (4 houses so far!). They are pest free, tough, beautiful and forgiving of my pruning style.
December 30, 2014
Arley, AL
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1 year ago
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Gorgeous
My(2) trees were planted two years ago, on each side of a fountain, against a fence and about 10 feet apart. They now form a canopy of 20 feet wide and 8-10 feet tall.Each bloom is 6 inches across and the trees are covered, in full bloom by the 4th of July.
July 3, 2015
FL
Growing Zone:
9
These threes are some of the best I have ever bought. Truly fast growing here even on the desert.The other items I bought from FGT's are not doing well here. The gardenias died as well as the hydrengia's
December 31, 2012
Purchased
over 3 years ago
The Natchez Crape Myrtle was delivered in great shape. Im very happy with the product and its growth rate. I have purchased the Summer Maples and Golden Tulip trees afterwards. Thank you
December 31, 2012
So far so good. I planted 7 of these trees about 8 months ago and now in June they are srouting up and doing very well. It will still take a few years for them to really mature but they are beautiful.
December 31, 2012
Purchased
over 4 years ago
The tree grew at first then went dormant for winter. Thought it was dead. Then in March or soon after it started growing green stems and in July or August it actually bloomed a little. It is about four foot wide and five ft tall. You were right about it growing fast and easy. Also, doesnt use much water thats great. It looks very healthy and green right now. Looking forward to next year. Will need to prune off the bottom branches soon to encourage growth upward and a neatness look. A little bushy now. Thanks, very happy with it
December 31, 2012
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Bloomed Already!
I was pleasantly surprised with the crape myrtle we ordered online. I must admit I was skeptical--who orders a tree online, right? But I wanted to give it a try since finding certain varieties in a give area is difficult. The tree arrived looking like a dead stick, but after planting it this spring, it budded leaves and actually bloomed its first season in the ground! We were amazed and very pleased with the service from Fast-Growing Trees. Prompt, packaged well and great overall experience!
August 3, 2015
Purchased
1 year ago
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9
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Natchez Crape Myrtle Tree
The growth and hardiness of this tree is unbelievable. We were somewhat skeptical about a tree in a box. We planted the tree with our friends as a tribute to a friend who passed away this year. He loved Crapes and now so do we and plan to purchase more to plant in our yards. Thank You
July 30, 2015
Purchased
1 year ago
So far, so good. A little slow growing ,perhaps that is the Crape Myrtle itself?, but very healthy, and when I was concerned about this and my Royal Empress trees Fast Growing Trees was quick to let me know they would make good on the purchase. So far, so good
December 31, 2012
I planted my Natchez in the backyard and it has grown about a foot or more already. Its blooming time here is shorter because it doesnt get really hot until August, but it is beautiful when it comes out
December 31, 2012

Planting & Care



It's Easy to Plant & Care for Your Natchez Crape Myrtle Tree



Step 1: Dig Your Hole


Select a site with full to partial sun and moist or well drained soil for your Natchez Crape Myrtle Tree.

First, dig each hole so that it is just shallower than the root ball and at least twice the width.

Then loosen the soil in the planting hole so the roots can easily break through.

Use your shovel or try dragging the points of a pitch fork along the sides and bottom of the hole.



Step 2: Place Your Plant


Next, separate the roots of your Natchez Crape Myrtle Tree gently with your fingers and position them downward in the hole.

The top of the root flare, where the roots end and the trunk begins, should be about an inch above the surrounding soil.

Then make sure the plant is exactly vertical in the hole.

To make it just right, use a level.

Step 3: Backfill Your Hole


As you backfill the hole, apply water to remove air pockets.

Remove debris like stones and grass and completely break up any dirt clumps.

Water your Natchez Crape Myrtle Tree again after the transplant is complete.


Questions & Answers

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This is for a wedding vow renewal. I wanted a taller one not a baby. Your website looked great and also read many good reviews, Please send an extra pretty one! Thanks.
Mr and Mrs John P on Jul 15, 2016
We are a wedding venue and thought brides would like these for photo ops.
Mary B on Jun 29, 2016
The size of these trees will be easy to plan. They look so nice and the price is very good.
Floyd P on Jul 14, 2016
I saw one in Japanese garden, I became attracted to it.
JOVITO C on Jun 19, 2016
What is this trees Root structure?
Jeanie M on Jun 6, 2014
Best Answer: The Natchez Crape Myrtle Tree has noninvasive roots that spread down and out like a crown.
Reply · Report · Allison BStaff on Jun 18, 2014
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do these trees grow in the umbrella shape or do you have to prune them that way?
Mildred J on Jul 18, 2014
Best Answer: This is the natural shape for the Natchez Crape Myrtle, however each tree is a unique individual with it's own growth rate and pattern. Some trees may need a little shaping and pruning.
Reply · Report · Allison BStaff on Jul 21, 2014
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How tall does this tree grow? Can you prune to keep about 10 feet?
A shopper on Jun 24, 2014
Best Answer: My tree is still quite small so I don't have any experience with pruning. It is supposed to grow 3' per year with a mature height of about 25' and 20' wide. We are in zone 6B and with that we are somewhat borderline for this species. Sorry I can't be more helpful. Ask again in a few years when my crepe myrtle is more mature.
Reply · Report · Susan W on Jun 24, 2014
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dwarf white myrtle good for patio shade tree?
A shopper on Jul 10, 2014
Best Answer: "Dwarf" says it all- don't count on abundant shade. Size is great for patio (maybe to lend shade to a small area with a little tea table and set of chairs).
Reply · Report · Linda L on Aug 1, 2014
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When is the best time to prune?
Betty M on Jul 31, 2014
Best Answer: Lite pruning -anytime to get rid of damaged or unsightly growth or to fill a flower vase! After blooming is finished and seed pods form, medium branches can safely be removed. Complete re-shaping should wait until colder season is upon us and saps are going down. Any heavy pruning may affect quantity of Spring blooms.
Reply · Report · Linda L on Aug 1, 2014
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does it come with flowers on it, and could i see a picture of what I would be getting?
A shopper on Aug 7, 2014
Best Answer: Hi,
Can only speak about the tree we received. There were no blossoms, which was expected. I don't think a blooming tree would travel well. The trees pictured are full grown mature specimens. We were very pleased with our crepe myrtle.
Reply · Report · Susan W on Aug 8, 2014
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How is this tree (Natchez Crape Myrtle) shipped? In potted soil or bare root?
Ron B on Jun 18, 2014
Best Answer: The Natchez Crape Myrtle is shipped in a container unless the pot is too large for shipping. If the pot is too large the Crape is removed from the pot and the roots are safely wrapped in burlap.
Reply · Report · Allison BStaff on Jun 25, 2014
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My tree has sprigs or branches growing from base of trunk, can I prune them off,or will it damage tree?
A shopper on Oct 8, 2014
Best Answer: Yes, you can clip them off, will not hurt the tree. This same thing happens on orange trees, and tree roses. No problem.
Reply · Report · Harry W on Oct 8, 2014
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how old does the natchez need to be before it is pruned. Do the blooms have a fragrance?
Mildred J on Jul 18, 2014
Best Answer: The Natchez Crape's fragrance isn't as strong as the Magnolia's or Gardenia's. The Natchez Crape scent is very soft and mild. You can prune your Natchez Crape a year after it's first planted. They need a year to get established then respond very well to being pruned back.
Reply · Report · Allison BStaff on Jul 21, 2014
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how close to foundations and slabs can you plant?
A shopper on Oct 22, 2014
Best Answer: Most planting instructions give mature height and width. Use this as your planting guide. If still unsure, plant at least 3-4 feet from foundation and avoid putting directly under gutter drip lines, electrical or bracing lines, or any element that may detract from mature beauty or require excess pruning.
Reply · Report · Linda L on Oct 23, 2014
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Will the crape myrtle grow in southern Illinois?
Donna R on May 20, 2016
Best Answer: The growing zones are 6-10. Click the link to look up what growing zone you are in.
http://www.fast-growing-trees.com/USDA-Plant-Hardiness-Zone-Map.htm
Reply · Report · Robyn .Staff on May 20, 2016
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Does the blooms shed a lot? Thinking about putting around pool.
A shopper on Jun 14, 2014
Best Answer: The blooms do shed. I would not put this tree nor any other myrtle around a pool unless I am willing to clean the water daily, and I still am not sure this would be satisfactory.
Reply · Report · sam mcneill on Jul 19, 2015
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Natchez crape myrtle, are the roots invasive or non invasive?
Maria V on Apr 27, 2016
Best Answer: They are a non-invasive root system.
Reply · Report · Robyn .Staff on Apr 27, 2016
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what is best time of year to plant Natchez Crape tree ?
Stefanelli L on Sep 3, 2015
Best Answer: I like to plant trees in late fall after the leaves have fallen off so I don't need to water so often you can plant
the Crape any time, but if panted in summer it will need to have a 4 to 6 inch pipe about 2 feet long planted
in the ground beside the tree just dig one side of the hole a little larger for the pipe and cut the end of the pipe
that will go in the ground at a 45 degree angle and water daily filling the pipe full and also water all around the
tree until the leaves stop wilting then you can cut back on the water the leaves will let you know if it needs
water bad, but don't wait that long. I hope this help, Bill
Reply · Report · Bill F on Sep 3, 2015
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Fungus disease resistant?
Clyde W on May 5, 2016
Best Answer: So far so good, had to transplant this year changed entire area they were placed last year. They are all doing well purchaced 5 different colors and sizes. They all made it thru the winter here in northwest and looking good. The most amazing thing so far is the deer have not touched them !!!! They have eaten half of what i have planted. I feed and water regular . My brother thinks copper will keep some things away, so far no signs of disease. Good luck.
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does the black diamond or natchez have seed pods?
John C on Feb 6, 2016
Best Answer: Yes the Natchez do have seed pods, I suppose that is why they bloom to make seed, the seed pods
can be cut off and it causes the tree to put on more blooms.
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Im looking to plant this tree and order it soon. When is the best fall month in NYC to plant this tree ?
Harry Y on Aug 25, 2015
Best Answer: September is a great month to plant in NYC.
Reply · Report · Angela SStaff on Aug 26, 2015
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How are the roots on these? I will be planting near concrete sidewalk and worry about buckling???
TTONE on Aug 3, 2015
Best Answer: My Trees are not big enough to comment from experience, but from my research and planning I choose these trees to plant by my sidewalk.
Reply · Report · Jason L on Aug 3, 2015
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can this be grown in a large (3' dia.) partially buried pot?
MikeW on Jun 20, 2015
Best Answer: Crape Myrtles really prefer to be planted in the ground. If you do decide to plant it in a pot I would go with a pot at least 3' in diameter.
Reply · Report · Angela SStaff on Sep 21, 2015
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when do you plant crape myrtles?
Patsy G on Oct 4, 2014
Best Answer: Fall is a great time to plant the crapes myrtles, but if you can't get them planted in the fall, then early spring is the next best time.
Reply · Report · Gena MStaff on Oct 31, 2014
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Leaves in winter?
A shopper on Aug 27, 2014
Best Answer: No leaves in winter months. It sheds and is bare until spring.
Reply · Report · Joyce E on Aug 27, 2014
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when is the best time to plant Natchez Crape Myrtle in zone seven?
Wendy Y on Aug 24, 2014
Best Answer: Fall or early spring.
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When is the best time of year to plant this tree in SW Florida? I thought I had read that winter was best. Is this true. Want one for a memorial tree for a child.
alaskacj on Aug 12, 2014
Best Answer: The best time to plant the Natchez Crape Myrtle is in the early Spring or early Fall. If your temperatures aren't scorching hot in the 90's or above you can go ahead and plant this tree now. The Natchez Crape is a very heat and drought tolerant tree though, so if you don't want to wait to plant it with the proper TLC and water it will grow just fine.
Reply · Report · Allison BStaff on Aug 14, 2014
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what about root structure? do roots go straight down or spread out on surface?
Jeanie M on Jun 18, 2014
Best Answer: Roots seem to layer themselves into upper portion of soil. As they become older and better established, several of the original roots, now longer and thicker, are anchored down and throughout the planting area.
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