The White Crape Myrtle proliferates, making it a favorite landscaping tree. Another bonus of this flowering tree is that it blooms all summer long. Not only does the tree gain height fast, but its ornamental value is high due to the way it flowers. This decorative beauty has cinnamon-colored bark on the trunk and stems that contrast with the medium green leaves and tons of white blooms.
White Crape Myrtle has leaves that have a simple leaf margin.
They are oval and rectangular with pinnate leaf veins. This deciduous tree’s leaves grow to four inches long. The leaves of the Natchez Crepe Myrtle turn to bright shades of yellow, orange, and red in the fall. This crape myrtle has six to 12 inch long white blossoms that appear on the tips of the branches. Each of these flowers seems crinkly and ruffles and looks like they’re crepe paper.
It grows in a wide variety of soils, making it very versatile. It prefers well-drained alkaline soil. The tree grows very well in full sun situations. The tree naturally grows from several trunks and needs to be pruned if you want only one trunk. They grow in a vase shape, though the leaves spread. The tree gets to be about 30 feet tall. This tree doesn’t sprout from the bottom as much as some crepe myrtles can.
If you need a tree for boulevards, parking lots or other landscaping situations, this shrub might be the tree for your landscaping needs. White crape myrtle trees grow quite well in zones seven through ten. The tree grows in a much wider variety of temperature ranges than do other crape myrtle trees, so more people in additional gardening zones can enjoy this beautiful, ornamental tree.