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Natchez Crape Myrtle Tree

Lagerstroemia x 'Natchez'


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-t- Tree Planting Kit
Tree Planting Kit
Tree Planting Kit

Getting your tree off to the right start can more than double its growth rate. Use our planting kit so your tree is ready for explosive growth.

Your planting kit includes:

  1. Tree Stake Kit to help keep your tree stable, giving roots time to grow.

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

  3. 2 oz of Root Rocket™ Mycorrhizal Fungi so your tree can quickly explode with new root growth.

-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
-t- Root Rocket™ 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.

1 packet per plant

Root Rocket Fertilizer
-t- Planket™ - Frost & Cold Protection
PLanket 10-20 ft.

Protect your sensitive plants and shrubs with the Planket™

Benefits include:

  1. Lightweight fabric allows your plants to breather while also protecting them from the frost and cold winds.

  2. 6ft. round size makes it easy to protect sensitive container plants.

Add A Decorative Pot

Growing Zones: 7-10
(hardy down to 10℉)

Growing Zones 7-10
You are in Growing Zone: 6

Mature Height:

20-30 ft.

Mature Width:

20 ft.


Full Sun


10 ft.

Growth Rate:


Drought Tolerance:


Botanical Name:

Lagerstroemia x 'Natchez'

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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.

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Customer Reviews

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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
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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
over 3 years ago
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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
January 1, 2013
over 4 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
January 1, 2013
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.
January 1, 2013
over 6 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
January 1, 2013
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
over 2 years ago
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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
over 2 years ago
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
January 1, 2013
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
January 1, 2013

Planting & Care

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

Natchez Crape Myrtle Tree Planting Diretions

The Natchez crape myrtle (Lagerstroemia x 'Natchez') is a deciduous tree commonly grown in the south and recommended for zones 7-10. It grows fairly large, reaching a mature height of 20-30 feet and a width of 20 feet. The smooth cinnamon colored bark peels during the summer revealing a light brown bark underneath. During the summer months and into fall, the beautiful clusters of white blooms adorn this tree, but the show doesn’t stop here. Watch the deep green leaves turn into brilliant colors of reds and oranges in the fall. The Natchez crape myrtle is virtually maintenance free, drought tolerant and pest and disease resistant. Plant several in a row to line your driveway or plant one by itself to add a pop of white to your garden.

Choosing a location: Crapes are FULL SUN lovers so try and find a spot where they will get as much sun as possible. Without the proper exposure your blooming will be substantially reduced or it may not bloom at all. The Natchez is very adaptable to many soil types so just be sure that the area you’re looking to plant has adequate drainage when watering.

Planting directions:
1) After you have found your planting area, make your hole twice as wide as the root ball and just as deep.
2) Carefully remove the myrtle’s root ball from the container. Lightly tapping the container around the bottom will help free it up without causing too much damage to the root system.
3) Lightly comb your hands over the root ball to free up the roots a bit before planting.
4) Place your tree in the hole and make sure that the root crown (where the root ball meets the trunk(s) of the tree) is level with the soil surface. Crapes need to be able to pull oxygen into their root systems so covering them too much may inhibit their growth.
5) Tamp down the soil lightly as you backfill the hole to prevent air pockets from forming and then water after you’ve finished to settle the soil.
6) Mulch the area around the tree to conserve water moisture and deter competing weeds and grasses from growing.

Watering: While establishing, myrtles are quite drought tolerant but may need a bit more attention with watering during the hot summer season. Depending on your soil, there may need to be more frequent watering, especially those with very sandy soils. After planting, water regularly to start. If the climate is hot you may need to water up to five times weekly especially in lighter soils. During the cooler seasons you’ll only need to water once weekly. Proper soil moisture is important in the hot season so that you’ll have a healthier tree and better looking blooms.

Pruning: Crape pruning is always a “mixed bag” if asking anyone when and how to prune. “Crape murder” is a common term heard with those who go far beyond what is necessary when trimming their myrtles. Prune in the late winter before any of the growth begins. If done in the late fall you will jeopardize the tree’s dormancy state which can lead to the tree dying. Sterilize your cutting tools with rubbing alcohol to ensure no pathogens infect the tree and always make your cuts at a 45 degree angle.

Some prefer to chop off all of the branches at a uniformed height every year leaving the stubs for the winter season that form a ball of growth in the springtime. This is good for height control and a uniformed border but can commonly result in knobby stems and bunchy growths that are easily susceptible to disease and aphid pests. This is where the term “crape murder” comes into play. Only a light pruning of the myrtle is needed to encourage plenty of blooms but “beauty is in the eye of the beholder” when it comes to choosing the shape of your crapes.

For a more graceful tree shape, remove all but 4-5 strong trunks and then remove the lateral branches around the bottom ½ of the tree. To encourage branching, make your cuts on the longer, leggy limbs. Try not to over prune too early, do your basic pruning then allow the tree to grow a bit and then continue shaping over time. Remove any damaged, diseased, or crossing branches during the late winter. Also be sure to remove any suckers or low growths to prevent your crape from looking more shrub-like.

Fertilizing: Your Natchez crape will greatly benefit from a light application of a complete, balanced, slow release fertilizer formula in the early spring and summer seasons. Slow release fertilizer will cut back on sucker growths but be aware, excessive fertilizing can lead to tree and limb growth but will inhibit the blooms from forming due to excess amounts of nitrogen.

Planting & Care

Questions & Answers

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Why did you choose this? Store
I already bought one from you and it is doing great.
Robert B on Jan 13, 2018
I chose because these beautiful trees grow well in the south, and will be the right size for my small, yet very sunny Texas yard.
laura p on Nov 6, 2017
I already bought one from you and it is doing great.
Robert B on Jan 13, 2018
I had two at my Florida home. They were fast growing and offered lots of shade on my porch. Plus, they attracted exotic birds!
Christopher C on Jan 7, 2018
I chose because these beautiful trees grow well in the south, and will be the right size for my small, yet very sunny Texas yard.
laura p on Nov 6, 2017
Hardy tree with long flowering season and nice colored bark in the winter.
Golf Bob on Nov 2, 2017
lost tree to hurricane irma
petr b on Oct 10, 2017
This tree is one that can deal with heat and full sun. Grows quickly, and 20-30 feet tall. Beautiful blooms and interesting bark.
David T on Oct 10, 2017
Moon Garden
Alan K on Oct 5, 2017
Fast growing for shading the front of my house here in San Antonio Texas. Hee haw ... Lol...
DOUGLAS F on Oct 3, 2017
I love the white crape Myrtle tree.
Lizzzie on Oct 2, 2017
I need to provide fast shade but with a beautiful tree - I was recommended this tree by an expert landscaper that favors native trees.
Matteo T on Oct 1, 2017
I had a beautiful Natchez Crape Myrtle at my previous home. It was stunning, a great focal tree.
Leslie B on Sep 17, 2017
I've just ordered and have not yet received these, but I ordered 4 trees to contrast with other colorful crepe myrtles. I manage an acre for my home-town and wanted hearty trees that need minimal maintenance, can withstand traffic close by, and blossom a long portion of the year. White against color is eye-popping, so that's why I have chosen many colorful crepes contrasted against the white. I'll write again after a year.
jean r on Jul 26, 2017
samuel a r on Jul 11, 2017
I needed a small tree for the front yard. I love that I'll have flowers all summer! Also, fast growing for a little privacy and shade.
Debra Louise D on Jul 8, 2017
It's a fairly short tree & beautiful white Flowers
Great for a small yard.
Angel N on Jul 4, 2017
It will grow in my zone.
Jane T on Jul 2, 2017
Fast growing, privacy and beautiful white blooms!
Taylor M on Jul 1, 2017
great specimen tree
Luis G on Jun 29, 2017
Unable to locate white tree locally,or out of area.Most nurseries only have small container tree.various colors.Was looking for a taller tree glad to find what I was looking for online,at Fast-Growing Trees
DAVID F on Jun 22, 2017
I just love white crepe myrtles and they grow so well in our hot Texas climate
Maxine S on Jun 18, 2017
Color and style
Rick Z on Jun 17, 2017
same as before
Paul M on Jun 15, 2017
not yet
karl b on Jun 13, 2017
Fast growing and beautiful
David A on May 24, 2017
Long lasting white flowers, peeling bark, autumn color change
Alvin P on May 22, 2017
recommendation of old House Journal
Jerome M on May 20, 2017
Love the look of them. Love that they are fast growing. Need a white effect in my yard.
Jackie T on May 18, 2017
My wife made me.
Kent B on May 16, 2017
Because I just love them.
martha l on May 7, 2017
We had this tree in CA, recently moved to TN, and can't find one locally. It's the most beautiful tree when in bloom, and I must have it again in my Memphis garden.
Naomi L on Apr 20, 2017
Was wanting a different color and I liked the height on this one to.
Chris P on Apr 15, 2017
i love that it blooms all summer.i have 3 more in my yard...
efie b on Apr 14, 2017
Our landscape is in desperate need of colorful trees to brighten this place up! Same for the Tuscarora. Hopefully this will be
the beginning of my dream (slowly) progressing into what I know this place has the potential to become.
With persistence and some serious digging.....we'll "get 'er done".
Janet N
Janet N on Apr 9, 2017
Color contrast to other purchases and mature tall height
ROBERT U on Apr 5, 2017
Fast growing, drought tolerant, beautiful blooms
Monica S on Mar 24, 2017
Ordered Two , new they would be small ,but they are growing well so happy with them
Ethel M on Mar 22, 2017
white color length of time blooms hopefully good privacy tree
katheryn a on Mar 1, 2017
Color of tree bark
Sidney S on Feb 7, 2017
I bought 9 trees from you for our previous house 2 years ago. The first year they were so beautiful and the talk of our neighborhood that we wanted to repeat that performance in our new home. they actually did everything you said they would. And you stand behind your products.
Donald S on Feb 6, 2017
I have several established crepe myrtles on my property. I am unsure of the current variety which is growing well. I chose this variety as it is suited to my growing zone. for a southern style garden a Crepe
Myrtle is a must!
Amy H on Feb 1, 2017
Wanted shade and a hearty tree. Most of all I love the trunks of this tree.
Diane H on Jan 28, 2017
Zay R on Jan 28, 2017
We wanted tall flowering trees to line our driveway and these will be perfect!
Ian S on Jan 7, 2017
Fast growing, long bloom season.
Thomas S on Jan 4, 2017
Shopping for tree that flower - really liked the price too
Cesar J R on Nov 14, 2016
I liked that it is white. I need fast growing and shade is needed.
Rebecca R on Oct 24, 2016
to complete my mom's landscaping to her backyard
sandra c on Oct 16, 2016
I like the shape and flowers of this tree
Leonard F on Oct 13, 2016
large flowers and color.
stephanie c on Oct 11, 2016
I like the shape of these white crape myrtles.
William D on Sep 22, 2016
I had two at my Florida home. They were fast growing and offered lots of shade on my porch. Plus, they attracted exotic birds!
Christopher C on Jan 7, 2018
Hardy tree with long flowering season and nice colored bark in the winter.
Golf Bob on Nov 2, 2017
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.
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.
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).
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.
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.
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.
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.
can the shrub be pruned to stay at about 6-8ft ?
Dick S on Jan 12, 2017
BEST ANSWER: Yes it can. We have trimmed it both years and it has responded very well
When is the best time to fertilize the Natchez Crepe Myrtle and what is the best type of fertilizer?
Lizzzie on Mar 22, 2017
BEST ANSWER: Your Natchez crape will greatly benefit from a light application of a complete, balanced, slow release fertilizer formula in the early spring and summer seasons. Slow release fertilizer will cut back on sucker growths but be aware, excessive fertilizing can lead to tree and limb growth but will inhibit the blooms from forming due to excess amounts of nitrogen.
Is this tree a multi trunk or single trunk? The picture is a multi trunk but I wanted to confirm that is what would ship if I ordered.
Linda A on Jan 24, 2017
BEST ANSWER: All the Crape Myrtles we sell are a multi-trunk.
does natchez crepe myrtle have thorns?
bgypsy on May 5, 2017
BEST ANSWER: no,i have two and no thorns ,I afe never heard of thorns on any type of crepe myrtle's
Hi, is the Natchez Crape evergreen, or does it loose all it's leaves in winter? Looking to plant in Fort Lauderdale. Thanks for any help.
Atropicalone on Jan 7, 2017
BEST ANSWER: The Natchez Crape Myrtle is a deciduous tree and will loose its leaves in the winter.
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.
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
does this crape myrtle grow like an umbrella look
or do I need to trim the top?
Lynette P on Mar 18, 2017
BEST ANSWER: grows like an umbrella
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
Does the height shipped include the root ball?
Edie B on Oct 22, 2017

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