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Catawba Crape Myrtle (Lagerstroemia indica ‘Catawba’)


Catawba Crape Myrtle

Lagerstroemia indica ‘Catawba’

  • Displays large clusters of dark purple flowers
  • Bronze-like foliage in spring, bright-green in summer, and orange-red color in fall
  • Mildew-resistant
  • Attractive bark
  • Long-lasting blooms!
  • A small deciduous shade tree

Catawba Crape Myrtle, botanical name Lagerstroemia indica ‘Catawba,’ is native to China, and highly sought after for its beautiful display of dark purple flowers and its attractive foliage. This little beauty provides year-round interest. It features bronze-like foliage in spring. The leaves turn to bright-green in the summer, and then transforms to an orange-red color in the fall. The vibrant summertime foliage creates a stunning backdrop for the brilliant blooms! Plant them in groups or as the centerpiece of your landscape.

Crape Myrtle Catawba is one of the few plants that can bloom profusely in the summer. It’s this explosion of color that makes them a favorite during the warm months, especially in arid environments. They can grow in almost any soil type, so they are ideal for growing in our zone. As a bonus, they are waterwise, with little to moderate watering needs once established. Plus, this is a mildew resistant tree!

Since Catawba Crape Myrtle never gets too big, they are the perfect fit for city gardens, as an accent, or in any landscape that could use a beautiful flowering tree. Plus, in the summer, you will love being able to enjoy the colorful scenery outdoors. Relax under the glorious shade it can provide!

The beauty of this tree does not just stop at the vibrant blooms and foliage. It’s a deciduous tree. When the tree is bare, it can reveal its beautiful multi-colored bark.

Moon Valley Nurseries custom-grows the best-quality Catawba Crape Myrtle. We grow them so that they can thrive and add plenty of beauty and value to your landscape. Visit your nearest nursery location and allow us to help you pick the perfect tree for the perfect spot in your yard.


Large Shade Canopy

Lavender to purple flowers