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Lagerstroemia fauriei

Lagerstroemia fauriei

Lagerstroemia fauriei 'Natchez'

This is a fast-growing, upright deciduous tree with delicate white flowers in early summer. As it matures, it develops a spectacular patchwork of bark in shades of gray, maroon, and brown. Oblong dark green leaves turn red-orange in autumn. Cultivar ‘Fantasy’ is vigorous and hardier than the species, with exceptional bark.

Noteworthy CharacteristicsNative to Japan, this species makes an excellent multi-stemmed specimen tree growing up to 25 feet or taller.

CareThrives in moderately fertile, well-drained soil. Grow against a warm, sunny wall where marginally hardy or overwinter in a greenhouse. Can be hard pruned if renovation is required.

PropagationRoot softwood cuttings in late spring, or semi-ripe cuttings in summer.

ProblemsDieback, powdery mildew, aphids, scale insects, mealybugs, and whiteflies.

  • Genus : Lagerstroemia
  • Plant Height : 15 to 30 feet
  • Plant Width : 15 to 30 feet
  • Zones : 7, 8, 9
  • Moisture : Dry to Medium
  • Bloom Time : Early Summer, Summer
  • Light : Full Sun
  • Characteristics : Interesting Bark
  • Plant Seasonal Interest : Summer Interest
  • Plant Type : Trees
  • Flower Color : White
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