Crepe Myrtle, Crape Myrtle 'Blizzard'


Family: Lythraceae (ly-THRAY-see-ee) (Info)
Genus: Lagerstroemia (la-ger-STREEM-ee-a) (Info)
Cultivar: Blizzard
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USDA Zone 9b: to -3.8 C (25 F)

Sun Exposure:

Full Sun

Bloom Color:

White/Near White

Bloom Time:

Mid Summer

Late Summer/Early Fall


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Propagation Methods:

From softwood cuttings

From semi-hardwood cuttings

From hardwood cuttings

From hardwood heel cuttings

By air layering

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This plant has been said to grow in the following regions:

Goodyear, Arizona

Elk Grove, California

Moss Point, Mississippi

Waynesboro, Mississippi

Emerald Isle, North Carolina

Santa Fe, Texas

Washington, Texas

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Gardeners' Notes:


On Jan 28, 2009, hoitider from Emerald Isle, NC wrote:

these are verty hardy here in zone eight,the one I have is white with a profusion of blooms dwarf and als weeping habit really great specimrn plant


On Mar 25, 2005, momomomo from Washington, TX wrote:

I cannot imagine that no one has reported on the crepe myrtle! It is definitely the plant for those that say they kill every thing they try to grow! It is very hardy, colorful, and some varieties have a scent much like lilac. I have a white one that is very tall, very full, and has an exquisite fragrance. The bark in the winter time is very attractive, rather a mottled effect. It can survive droughts and neglect. It pretty much takes care of itself, but flourishes when nurtured. It propagates easily just by sticking a small limb in the ground. Leave it over the winter and it will bear leaves in the spring. When it is not blooming, it is a very beautiful and lush greenery.