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Plant Characteristics

Bark Color*
  • Tan
  • Brown
Bark Type*
  • Exfoliating
  • Smooth
Cultural Information*
  • Leaf Spot - Moderate Resistance
  • Root Rot - Moderate Resistance
  • Leaf Scorch - High Resistance
  • Powdery Mildew - Low Resistance
Flower Color*
  • Dark Purple
  • Purple
Growth Rate*
  • Medium
Leaf Color Fall*
  • Red/Brilliant Red
  • Dark Yellow/Gold
  • Orange/Brilliant Orange
Leaf Color Spring*
  • Green
Leaf Color Summer*
  • Green
Leaf Type*
  • Deciduous/Herbaceous
Nature Assets*
  • Deer Resistant
  • Attracts Bees
  • Attracts Butterflies
Plant Type*
  • Shrub
Preferred Planting Season*
  • Summer Planting
  • Spring Planting
  • Fall Planting
Preferred Soil Conditions*
  • Average
  • Adapts Well to Most Soil Types
  • Well-Drained
  • Drought Tolerant
  • Tolerates Low pH (Acidic Soils)
  • Moist
  • Prefers Low pH (Acidic Soils)
Propagation Methods*
  • Cuttings or Divisions
Season of Interest*
  • Late Spring/Early Summer
  • Late Summer/Early Autumn
  • Year-Round
  • Early Spring
  • Summer
  • Summer Flowering
  • Fall
  • Spring
Sun Exposure*
  • Prefers Full Sun in Northern States
  • Prefers Full Sun in Southern States
  • Tolerates Morning Sun Only in Southern States
  • Tolerates Full Sun in Northern States
  • Tolerates Morning Sun Only in Northern States
  • Tolerates Full Sun in Southern States
  • Accent Plant
  • Landscape Specimen
  • Cut Flowers
  • Mass Planting
  • Border Plant

Homeowner Growing & Maintenance

Lagerstroemia is easy to grow, and adapts to most conditions. Feed once a year with a slow release fertilizer. To give your plant the best start possible, we include a free fertilizer packet.

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Lagerstroemia indica 'Catawba'

Buy Catawba Crapemyrtle online. A dark purple flowering crapemyrtle, medium sized and produces an abundance of flowers mid summer until frost with attractive fall color.

Mature Height:

12-15 Feet

Mature Spread:

8-10 Feet

Hardiness Zone:


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Family: Lythraceae · Common Name: Crapemyrtle

FREE with every plant purchased:

  • The Sooner Guarantee: For details, click here!
  • A pre-measured amount of Polyon® Best-Paks time release fertilizer that keeps your plant well nourished for one year.
  • Pre-hydrated Hydro-Gels are included in the top of each container to use when planting as they help retain soil moisture, and plants will establish more quickly with less transplant shock. Plants will also survive drought-like conditions and accidental missed waterings better.
  • Planting and Care Instruction brochure.
  • Catalogs of new and exciting plant brands, such as Garden Debut® and Proven Winners®.

DIY Irrigation SuppliesWe use and recommend for our irrigation needs, from simple to install micro and drip systems, to commercial grade irrigation parts and supplies.


Jumbo gallon Potted

SKU: 10802

(4.04 qrts / 3.82 liters)
(31 units available now - S)

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3 gallon Potted

SKU: 3294

(2.90 gallons / 11.0 liters)
(786 units available now - SP)

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Root Pouch 3 gallon

SKU: 9154

(3.06 gallons / 11.6 liters)
(2 units available now - S)

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5 gallon Potted

SKU: 3304

(4.10 gallons / 15.55 liters)
(38 units available now - P)

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7 gallon Potted

SKU: 9989

(6.08 gallons / 23.03 liters)
(3 units available now - G)

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Excellent company, great product, and wonderful customer service. Just wish I was closer to your nursery, I could buy more, with the money I would save in shipping. Thank you!

Nashville, IN
November 2016

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