Catawba Crapemyrtle
Common Name
Catawba Crapemyrtle
Botanical Name
Lagerstroemia indica 'Catawba'
Size
12' Tall x 10' Wide
Exposure
Likes full sun but will tolerate part shade
Growth Rate
Slow (compared to other crapemyrtles)
Color
Purple flowers  (the only true purple CM), pealing bark reveals brown
undertones.
Full Description
One of my favorite crapemyrtles.  The leaves are darker and contrast
well with the purple flowers.