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Natchez Crape Myrtle Tree

Lagerstroemia x 'Natchez'


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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.

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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

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.


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10 ft.

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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 2 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 5 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
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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
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
1 year 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

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.

Planting & Care

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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Why did you choose this? Store
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
i love that it blooms all summer.i have 3 more in my yard...
efie b on Apr 14, 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
The color and size
Arthur M on Sep 10, 2016
I was impressed by the blossoms on this tree when visiting Napa. I feel in love with the blooms
Donna J on Aug 31, 2016
The picture showed the shape and many blooms, and I don't have a white one.
Billy C on Aug 23, 2016
It flowers for months and looks really pretty, seems to be very hardy.
Trish A on Aug 14, 2016
i love the tree and the flowers
CJ G on Aug 11, 2016
I discovered this site 5 months ago and I have made purchases practically every month since then. Quick service and expert packaging.
marvin w on Aug 10, 2016
Our local park used these and they are beautiful and fragrant
Carolyn T on Aug 9, 2016
The white flowers are impressive and I don't have a flowering tree with white flowers
Lea A on Aug 1, 2016
Plan to use as outline plantings on the backside of lawn transitioning from wooded into grass area.
Waltraud B on Aug 1, 2016
Washington DC has this tree all over the place and it just fits perfectly to the aesthetics.
Lydia R on Jul 26, 2016
In honor of my lovely mom who died from dementia in 2013. She would have been 90 and next month I turn 50. The Natchez seems to be the ideal tree that will reflect beauty when I look in the front yard and sustain the 4 seasons.
Jacqueline B on Jul 25, 2016
I bought two of these just to try it out for my backyard, they are growing so beautifully. That is the reason I bought three more.
Eldon B on Jul 24, 2016
Fast growing tree that is drought and heat tolerant.
Adrian M on Jul 23, 2016
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
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 chose this Crape Myrtle for its color, fast growing, drought tolerant and disease resistant.
Dawna B on Jul 12, 2016
We are a wedding venue and thought brides would like these for photo ops.
Mary B on Jun 29, 2016
I saw one in Japanese garden, I became attracted to it.
JOVITO C on Jun 19, 2016
We liked the looks of the crape its just what we were looking for
Daniel J on Apr 21, 2016
I am looking for a fast growing tree that can handle dry and hot (direct sun) I hope this works
Patricia J on Apr 19, 2016
For my front lawn want color in front of my house.
Charmaine K on Apr 13, 2016
Wanted to try your company. I hope we have a great relationship. Shirley
Shirley P on Apr 7, 2016
Overall appearance, together with prior customer reviews, company reputation and warranty offered.
Raj M on Apr 5, 2016
Just the right height and color to add compliment and flair to the front landscaping.
Jodi B on Apr 4, 2016
Zone 9
Jeanne M on Apr 3, 2016
I chose these because I wanted white crape myrtles instead of the normal red or pink. Just wanted my yard different than everyone else
Brian W on Mar 31, 2016
I wanted something with white flowers in a particular area, and I was also looking for height.
Vincent C on Mar 28, 2016
Goes well with Lilac Crepe on the property
Robert P on Mar 26, 2016
This is a gift to my Aunt. She loves the Crape Myrtle tree, and her favorite color is white.
This is my first time using Fast Growing Trees, I read the reviews and hope I will not be disappointed.
I myself will be ordering trees for my own new home, based on how well the trees are delivered. looking forward
to a relationship with Fast growing trees
Lorraine M on Mar 24, 2016
Was wanting a different color and I liked the height on this one to.
Chris P on Apr 15, 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
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.
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.
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.
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
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.
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 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.
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.
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: Very early spring and again around the 4th of July. Flowering tree fertilizer then holly tone around the 4th
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.
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: My tree hasn't grown much since it was purchased, it looks more like a shrub than a tree and does not look like the picture shown.
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.
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.
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.
Can I grow this tree in Lafayette, Indiana, if I plant it on the south side of my brick house in front of the chimney that has a fire going in it during the winter months?
ann k on Jul 30, 2016
BEST ANSWER: The growing zones are 6-10. Click the link to look up what growing zone you are in.
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
I planted two of these last September. They still look like twigs now although they have grown some. Is there still hope? I know know they don't bloom until June but there are no signs of anywhere to have a bloom form
B M on Apr 2, 2017
BEST ANSWER: There is hope. My plants had to go through a season or two before they took off, and when they did, they grow about 2 to 3 feet per season.
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.
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
I bought one of these trees from you two years ago and it is now about 4 feet high. No blooms yet. How old must it be to bloom? William E. Rockville, MD
William E. L on Aug 3, 2016
BEST ANSWER: Is it planted in full sun? Crape Myrtles need full sun to produce flowers. Hot, dry weather can also cause them not to flower.
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.
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.
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.
Leaves in winter?
A shopper on Aug 27, 2014
BEST ANSWER: No leaves in winter months. It sheds and is bare until spring.
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.

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