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PlantFiles: Crepe Myrtle, Crape Myrtle
Lagerstroemia indica 'Dwarf Blue'

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Family: Lythraceae (ly-THRAY-see-ee) (Info)
Genus: Lagerstroemia (la-ger-STREEM-ee-a) (Info)
Species: indica (IN-dih-kuh) (Info)
Cultivar: Dwarf Blue
Additional cultivar information: (aka Baker Dwarf Blue, Blue Midget, Nana Blue, Nana Corrulea, Coerulea Nana)

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2 members have or want this plant for trade.

Height:
6-8 ft. (1.8-2.4 m)

Spacing:
6-8 ft. (1.8-2.4 m)

Hardiness:
USDA Zone 7a: to -17.7 C (0 F)
USDA Zone 7b: to -14.9 C (5 F)
USDA Zone 8a: to -12.2 C (10 F)
USDA Zone 8b: to -9.4 C (15 F)
USDA Zone 9a: to -6.6 C (20 F)
USDA Zone 9b: to -3.8 C (25 F)

Sun Exposure:
Full Sun

Bloom Color:
Blue-Violet

Bloom Time:
Late Spring/Early Summer
Mid Summer

Foliage:
Deciduous

Other details:
Average Water Needs; Water regularly; do not overwater

Soil pH requirements:
5.1 to 5.5 (strongly acidic)
5.6 to 6.0 (acidic)
6.1 to 6.5 (mildly acidic)

Patent Information:
Unknown - Tell us

Propagation Methods:
From softwood cuttings
From semi-hardwood cuttings
From hardwood cuttings
From seed; sow indoors before last frost
From seed; germinate in a damp paper towel
By air layering

Seed Collecting:
N/A: plant does not set seed, flowers are sterile, or plants will not come true from seed

Profile:

1 positive
No neutrals
No negatives

Gardeners' Notes:

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Positive forestdeva On Apr 16, 2011, forestdeva from Canyon, CA wrote:

Dear Friends,
Can anyone advise me?
I'm looking for a Crape Myrtle that I can keep in a container, a wine barrel, so probably 10-12 feet tall max. The color is not as important as the growth habit and length of bloom. I need the small tree for shade over ferns and other shade annuals and perennials, so I'd like as much of a broad, spreading canopy as possible. I thought "Pink Velour" might be a good choice, but it looks a little too "lollipop" in habit. Acoma and Burdundy Cotton are two other possibilities. Can anyone please advise me, based on the above information? ( I live in Northern CA, zone 9)
Many thanks,
Gayatri Rajan



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