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Crepe Myrtle, Crape Myrtle
Lagerstroemia indica 'Dwarf Purple'

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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 Purple
Additional cultivar information:(aka Dwarf Lavender, Dwarf Lavender-Blue, Frosty Blue, Hardy Dwarf Lavender-Blue, Lavendula Nana, Lilac Nana, Nana Lavendula, Nana Purpurea)
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Height:

36-48 in. (90-120 cm)

4-6 ft. (1.2-1.8 m)

Spacing:

4-6 ft. (1.2-1.8 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:

Violet/Lavender

Bloom Time:

Late Spring/Early Summer

Mid Summer

Late Summer/Early Fall

Foliage:

Deciduous

Shiny/Glossy-Textured

Other details:

This plant is attractive to bees, butterflies and/or birds

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:

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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

Regional

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

Pitman, New Jersey

Fort Worth, Texas

Gardeners' Notes:

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On Jul 18, 2008, slrob from Fort Worth, TX wrote:

This poor plant has been tortured but has survived it all. Overwhelmed in dark purple flowers. First year was attacked by aphids and moved from a west to an east-facing garden but it's a fighter and came back more beautiful than before. Moved from southern to northern exposure this year and has recovered remarkably. Extremely resilient!!