The heights we list are after we prune your tree.
Many Nurseries advertise heights before they prune, then cut off several feet before shipping. While this reduces their shipping cost, it gives their customer a shorter tree than they bargained for. The tree will likely need an extra year to grow back the growth that was trimmed.
We prune your tree throughout its life. This process takes us longer, but gives you more branches and quicker production.
Plus, we don't include the pot or root length in our measurements. This gives you an extra 1-2 ft. in tree size.
Our larger trees are usually one to two years older than our smaller ones and will typically give you better results the first full growing season.
When you’re making an investment and effort in planting new trees in your landscape, you can assure their survival and growth by using TreeGator® - a truly simple and innovative drip irrigation system in a bag.
With hot summers and droughts the norm around the USA, TreeGator® is an absolute necessity to protect your new trees and shrubs.
TreeGator® is super easy to install without any tools, and it can easily be filled up with a standard garden hose or can even be connected to a rain barrel!
It's a super time saver that takes the worry out continually remembering whether you've watered your new tree or not. Plus, all the water that goes into the drip bag is used up with no waste, so TreeGator® is environmentally friendly with regard to water use.
Get your new plants off to the right start by using DIEHARD™ 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 need nutrition.
The specially formulated Horta-Sorb® will reduce transplant stress and aid in water retention.
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.
Select a site with full to partial sun and moist or well drained soil for your Natchez Crape.
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.
Next, separate the roots of your Natchez Crape 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.
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 again after the transplant is complete.
To help retain some of that moisture, it's recommended that you place mulch around each plant to a depth of 2"-3" up to but not touching the trunk. Organic mulches such as wood chips also help to better soil structure as they decompose.
Due to cold weather in some parts of the country, we have suspended shipping to the areas that are shaded on the map below. Please view the diagram to determine if your area has been affected. This includes anyone in Growing Zones 2, 3 or 4. If you are unsure of your growing zone, visit our Growing Zone Finder.
We will resume normal shipping in the Spring. Please see the table below for your approximate ship date.
If you live in a shaded area but wish to receive your product(s) now, please visit our contact us page here or call a customer service rep toll free at 888-504-2001.
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