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Crepe Myrtle, Crape Myrtle 'Dwarf Blue'

Lagerstroemia indica

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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6-8 ft. (1.8-2.4 m)


6-8 ft. (1.8-2.4 m)


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:


Bloom Time:

Late Spring/Early Summer

Mid Summer



Other details:

Unknown - Tell us

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

Foliage Color:

Unknown - Tell us

Bloom Characteristics:

Unknown - Tell us

Water Requirements:

Average Water Needs; Water regularly; do not overwater

Where to Grow:

Unknown - Tell us

Gardeners' Notes:


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