The Crape Myrtle Natchez, "Lagerstroemia indica x fauriei 'Natchez'," is a handsome, summer-flowering, deciduous small tree or shrub. It has unusually large, white blooms in conparison to the standard White Crape Myrtle. Like the standard White Crape Myrtle, it is sought after for itsbeauty and low maintenance, as well as the long bloom period (from summer to frost).The winter interest comes fromthe attractive, exfoliating, reddish-brownbark.Like other crape myrtle trees, theCrape Myrtle Natchez is ideally suited for formal or informal design in the home landscape, street plantings and community plantings. It can be planted as a specimen or in groups, and looks attractive when underplanted with a ground cover. Crape myrtle leaves are oval and 1 to 2 inches long; they are bronze-colored when they first unfold in the spring and become yellow, orange or red before falling late in autumn. Crape Myrtles are easy to grow and if they are used for hedges, plant them 4 to 5 feet apart.