SelecTree: Tree Detail
CATAWBA CRAPE MYRTLE
Lagerstroemia indica 'Catawba'
Photo Locations: Dallas Arboretum - Dallas, TX and UC Riverside Arboretum - Riverside, CA
Utility friendly tree.
Powdery mildew resistant.
Erect or Spreading with a Low Canopy.
Rounded, Spreading or Vase Shape.
Has Deciduous foliage.
Height: 5 - 15 feet.
Width: 5 - 15 feet.
Growth Rate: 24 Inches per Year.
Longevity 50 to 150 years.
Leaves Oval, Bronze or Purple or Reddish, Red or Orange, Deciduous.
Flowers Showy. Purple. Flowers in Summer. Has perfect flowers (male and female parts in each flower).
Brown Capsule, Small (0.25 - 0.50 inches), fruiting in Fall.
Bark Striking, Light Green, Pink or Red Brown, Exfoliating or Smooth.
Shading Capacity Rated as Moderately Dense in Leaf.
Shading Capacity Rated as Moderate out of Leaf.
Litter Issue is Dry Fruit.
Tree Site Conditions & Constraints
Sunset Zones 7 - 10, 12 - 14 and 18 - 21.
USDA Hardiness Zones 7 - 9.
Exposure Full Sun to Partial Shade.
Moist to Dry Soil.
Clay, Loam or Sand Texture.
Highly Acidic to Slightly Alkaline Soil pH.
Salinity Tolerance is Moderate Inland.
Seaside Tolerance is Medium in Mild Zone.
Pests & Disease Information
Resistant to Powdery Mildew and Texas Root Rot. Susceptible to Aphids, Sooty Mold.
Health, Safety & Environmental Concerns
Branch Strength Rated as Medium.
Root Damage Potential Rated as Low.
None Known Health Hazard.
Special Uses & Values
Cite this tree:
SelecTree. "Lagerstroemia indica 'Catawba' Tree Record." 1995-2020. Aug 14, 2020.
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