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PlantFiles: 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:
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

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Profile:

1 positive
No neutrals
No negatives

Gardeners' Notes:

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Positive slrob 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!!

Regional...

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

Pitman, New Jersey
Fort Worth, Texas



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