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CULTIVARS AND NAMES OF LAGERSTROEMIA

HARDY APPLE BLOSSOM - HYBRID WHITE

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HARDY APPLE BLOSSOM PINK
(Bradley Bros., Carbondale , IL . Cat. p. 27. 1944, without descr.).
= APPLE BLOSSOM, APPLE BLOSSOM PINK.

HARDY DWARF LAVENDER-BLUE
(Bradley Bros., Carbondale , IL . Cat. p. 27. 1944, without descr.).
= DWARF PURPLE, DWARF LAVENDER, DWARF LAVENDER-BLUE, FROSTY BLUE, LAVENDULA NANA, LILAC NANA, NANA LAVENDULA, NANA PURPUREA.

HARDY LAVENDER
(Byers Nurs., Huntsville , AL . 12:FL. 1988): Fine, bluish-lavender fls. usually until frost. Very good foliage texture and color. Makes a good tree crapemyrtle because of its vigor and habit of growth.
= BYERS HARDY LAVENDER.

HARDY LILAC PURPLE
(Bradley Bros., Carbondale , IL . Cat. p. 27. 1944, without descr.).

HARDY PINK
(Cole Nurs., Painesville , OH . Cat. p. 2. 1942): Fls. soft pink, hardy to N. Massachusetts. Imperial Purple 33/2 1.
= COLE’S HARDY PINK, COLE’S TRUE HARDY.

HARDY PURPLE
(Inter-State Nurs., Hamburg, IA. Cat. p. 29. 1951): Fls. purple. Red Purple 72A 2.

HARDY RED
(Inter-State Nurs., Hamburg, IA. Cat. p. 29. 1951): Fls. glowing rich red.
(Ackerman Nurs., Bridgman , MI . Cat. p. 17. 1952): Fls. watermelon red; dies to ground in North. Red Purple 63B 2.

HARDY SNOW WHITE
(Bradley Bros., Carbondale , IL . Cat. p. 27. 1944, without descr.).

HARDY WHITE
(Windmill Nurs., Folsom, LA. FL. 1986, without descr.).
(Andersen Horticultural Library’s Source List of Plants & Seeds, 4th ed., University of Minnesota, pp.173-174. 1996, without descr., as available from Live Oak Gardens, New Iberia, LA): L. indica variety.

HASTINGS PINK
(Hastings , Atlanta , GA. 42:c1987): Clear pink.

HASTINGS RED
(Hastings , Atlanta , GA. 42:c1987): Brilliant red.

HASTINGS WHITE
(Hastings , Atlanta , GA. 42:c1987): Pure White.

HEAVENLY BLUE™
(Plants received at U.S. National Arboretum, Washington, DC,12-21-90 from Bear Creek Gardens, Somis, CA.)
(Byers Wholesale Nursery, Inc., Meridianville, AL. Undated promotional brochure with color picture and description, procured 1/4/95): A medium-blue colored crapemyrtle that is quite vigorous. It will grow to 5 feet, but can be trimmed to be kept low. Branches freely. Drought resistant. (PPAF) Jackson & Perkins™Dwarf Crapemyrtle.

HELIOTROPE BEAUTY
(Hazlewood Bros., Epping, N.S.W., Australia . cat. p. 116. 1935): Fls. resemble EAVESII, but several shades darker. Orig. as seedling of EAVESII. Intro. by Walter S. Hazlewood. Somewhat more difficult to propagate than most cultivars. L. x matthewsii cv.

HENDERSONI
(Coolidge Gardens , East Pasadena , CA . 9:1956-57 WH.): Pink.

HOPE
(A.E. Einert and V.M. Watts, Ark. Farm Research XXII (3):3. 1973): Semi-dwarf, open-branched shrub, average height of 92 cm following dormant pruning; lvs. elliptical to slightly obovate, above Green 137A 2, beneath Yellow Green 146B 2, 3.1-3.5 cm long, 1.8-2.2 cm wide, new terminal shoots reddish green; panicles 3 cm long, 11 cm wide, fls. mid-June, average 30 fls. per infl., 3 sm diam., white (White 155D 2) to very faint pink, claw pink (Red Purple 60C 2); high powdery mildew resistance; hardy zone 7, may be killed to ground zone 6. Orig. in 1963 by Victor M. Watts, Fayetteville , Arkansas ; intro. in 1973 by A.E. Einert, Fayetteville , Arkansas . Name registered May 17, 1973.

'Hopi' bark. Click thumbnail for larger image 'Hopi' flowers. Click thumbnail for larger image HOPI
(D.R. Egolf, HortSci. 21(5): 1250-1252. 1986): Deciduous, spreading, semi-dwarf, multiple-stemmed shrub 2.3 m high and 3 m wide in 12 years; lvs. elliptic to obovate, 4.5-5.5 cm long, 2.5-3.5 cm wide, young leaves slightly pink overcast (Greyed Red 182B 2), later dark green (Yellow Green 147A above and Yellow Green 147B beneath), turning bright orange red (Red 43A) to dark red (Red 46A) in autumn; panicles 10-14 cm long, 7-18 cm wide; fls. medium pink (Red Purple 66C), prolonged flowering; mildew resistance; orig. in 1972 from a cross of (L. indica PINK LACE x L. fauriei) X L. indica ALBA NANA; selected in 1975; intro. in 1986 by U.S. National Arboretum; NA 52711, PI 499816. Name registered May 1, 1992.

HOUSTON
(David Byers, Crapemyrtle, A Grower’s Thoughts. p. 59. 1997):A seedling from the popular WORLD’S FAIR variety. It has a full symmetrical habit and grows to about 24 inches. Watermelon-red fls. Originated by David Chopin, now of Washington, PA.

HOUSTON RED
(Morningside Farm/Nurs., Morrilton , AR. FL-WIN 1986): Tall growing, red.
(James C. Kell, Comp.., Houston, TX. Crapemyrtles in Cultivation. 1990: Rev. 6/94. unpubl.): Fls. red (dark magenta) fading to gray-purple; summer; multi-trunked.

HYBRID WHITE
(Morningside Farm/Nurs., Morrilton , AR. Wholesale CrapemyrtleLiner Price List, 1992-93): White, exceptionally cold hardy, vigorous & tall growing. Red fall foliage, tan & beige bark. A selection by plantsman Tom Dodd.
= 5570, DODD’S WHITE, SARAH’S FAVORITE, SARAH’S HARDY WHITE.


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COMPILED BY RUTH L. DIX -- December 1, 1999 -- U.S. National Arboretum
Posted to U.S. National Arboretum Website January 6, 2005 -- Revised May 25, 2005

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