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Crape Myrtle - NatchezLagerstroemia indica
USDA Hardiness Zones: 7-9
It's hard to go wrong with the Natchez Crape Myrtle. This popular myrtle has superior exfoliating bark and experiences about 100 days of beautiful, cotton-white blooms in the summer. In the fall, the leaves turn a vivid red-orange. The Natchez is also one of the tallest crape myrtles reaching around 20 feet. Like other crape myrtles, the Natchez is very hardy and exhibits a high mildew resistance. It is hardy in Zones 7-9.
USDA ZONES: Zone 7, Zone 8, Zone 9
MORE INFORMATION: Crape Myrtle Growing Guide
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STEP 2) Once you've located the perfect spot, the hole you are digging must be at least double the width and as deep as the root system you are planting.
STEP 3) Remove the plant from the pot and place the root ball in the hole. The top of the root system should be level with the ground. Before placing the tree or shrub in the hole, use your hands to gently break up the root system.
STEP 4) Once the plant is in place, backfill the hole with native soil and any leftover potting material.
STEP 5) Pack down the soil to eliminate any air pockets.
STEP 6) When finished, water thoroughly.