Lagerstroemia indica - Natchez

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Lagerstroemia indica - Natchez

Family: Lythraceae.

Landscape value: A very popular cultivar with excellent white flowers and highly attractive exfoliating
bark. The extremities of the branches become pendulous giving a slightly weeping effect which is made more dramatic with the production of large white inflorescences. Lagerstroemia ‘Natchez’ is an adaptable tree suitable for a wide range of situations.

Height: 8 metre(s)

Width: 6 metre(s)

Growth rate: Moderate.

Habit: Vase-shaped to rounded-spreading. Multi-stemmed with a flattish canopy. Eventually becomes a large tree.

Foliage: Glossy mid-green leaves changing to reddish-bronze in autumn.

Flowers: White flowers in large terminal panicles from mid-summer through to early autumn.

Fruit: Insignificant capsules.

Bark: Exfoliating bark (after about three years) reveals a pinkish-brown underbark.

Tolerances: Adaptable to a range of conditions, heat and some dryness but requires adequate moisture during establishment. Bred for resistance to powdery mildew.

Comments: Best in moist, well drained, slightly acidic soils in a position receiving full sun. Transplants easily provided adequate moisture levels are maintained. Bare rooted Indian Summer® Lagerstroemia should be pruned back by 30% when planted – this will help promote spring growth by allowing the plant to first establish a strong root system.

Information supplied is sourced from Flemings Nurseries, for more information please visit www.flemings.com.au

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