Lagerstroemia Checklist: N-O

Cultivar Names of Lagerstroemia (crapemyrtle):

Names beginning with letters N and O

‘Nacoma’ (Clyde Holloway’s Nursery, Forest Hill, LA. Wholesale Price List. p. 3: Fall 1995 - Spring 1996): Dwarf. White.

= ‘Acoma’.

‘Nana’ (Twitty Nurs., Texarkana, TX. Cat. p. 5. 1931-32): Dwarf.

‘Nana Blue’ (Ingleside Plantation Nurs., Oak Grove, Va. Cat. p. 34. 19973-74): Dwarf, flowers blue.

= ‘Dwarf Blue’, ‘Baker Blue Dwarf’, ‘Blue Midget’, ‘Nana Corrulea’.

‘Nana Coerulea’

(Griffing Nurs., Beaumont, TX. Cat. p. 21. 1930, misspelled ‘Nana Corrulea’): Low growth habit; flowers blue. Also misspelled ‘Caerulea’ ‘Caerulea Nana’, ‘Coelrulea’, ‘Coelrulea Nana’, ‘Corrulea Nana’, ‘Couerlea’, ‘Courulea Nana’, ‘Nana Caerulea’, etc.

= ‘Dwarf Blue’, ‘Baker Blue Dwarf’, ‘Blue Midget’, ‘Coerulea Nana’, ‘Nana Blue’.

‘Nana Lavendula’ (Fraser Nurs., Birmingham, AL. Cat. Spring 1957): Dwarf; flowers lavender.

= ‘Dwarf Purple’, ‘Dwarf Lavender’, ‘Dwarf Lavender-Blue’, ‘Frosty Blue’, ‘Hardy Dwarf Lavender-Blue’, ‘Lavendula Nana’, ‘Lilac Nana’, ‘Nana Purpurea’.

‘Nana Purpurea’ (Fraser Nurs., Birmingham, AL. Cat. p. 11. 1940): Dwarf; flowers lavender.

= ‘Dwarf Purple’, ‘Dwarf Lavender’, ‘Dwarf Lavender-Blue’, ‘Frosty Blue’, ‘Hardy Dwarf Lavender-Blue’, ‘Lavendula Nana’, ‘Lilac Nana’, ‘Nana Lavendula’.

‘Nana Rosea’ (Twitty Nurs., Texarkana, TX. Cat. p. 5. 1931-32): Dwarf; flowers pink.

= ‘Dwarf Pink’, ‘Rosea Nana’.

‘Nana Rubra’ (Twitty Nurs., Texarkana, TX. Cat. p. 5. 1931-32): Dwarf; flowers red.

= ‘Dwarf Red’, ‘Rubra Compacta’.

‘Natchez’ (D. R. Egolf and A. O. Andrick, The Lagerstroemia Handbook/Checklist A Guide to Crapemyrtle Cultivars, p. 53. 1978): Multiple-stemmed large shrub or small tree, 7 m high and 3.5 m wide [NOTE: 30 feet high and 35 foot crown spread at 35 years]; exfoliating trunk bark dark cinnamon brown (Greyed Orange 166B-174D2) and spectacular throughout the year; leaves glossy, dark green, 3.4-8 cm long and 2-4 cm wide, in autumn good oranges and reds; inflorescences 14-30 cm long and 10-15 cm wide with pure white flowers; under field conditions plant is high mildew tolerant. Originated in 1964 from the cross L. indica ‘Pink Lace’ × L. fauriei; selected in 1969; introduced in 1978 by the U.S. National Arboretum; NA 38449; PI 427115. Name registered May 15, 1978. Click here to view the USNA PDF fact sheet for Lagerstroemia ‘Natchez’.

‘Near East’ (Overlook Nurs., Mobile, AL. Cat. p. 48. 1952-53): Flowers flesh pink, blooms several weeks later than most pink cultivars and is less hardy. Cultivar introduced from Eastern Asia about 1870 and lost in commercial trade in the United States about 1890. In early 1930s a plant was found surviving in Washington, LA, by Mrs D. Debaillon who gave it to K. Sawada, Sr., Overlook Nurs. Named and introduced by Overlook Nurs. ca 1952. Amaranth Rose 530/31 fading to white at the center.

= ‘Debaillon Pink’(?), ‘Shell Pink’.

‘New Crimson’ (Hovey & Co., Boston, MA. Cat. p. 3. 1872): Flowers deep crimson, panicles profuse.

‘New Lilac’ (A. F. Sanford Arb., Knoxville, TN. Cat. & Plt. List p. 68. 1930), listed without description.

‘New Orleans’ (Ornamentals South 4(3): 13-14. April 1982): Miniature; purple flowers, heavy bloomer, begins blooming May 15 to June 1. (Hines Nurs. Co., Santa Ana, CA. cat. p. 43. 1988): Purple. [U.S. Plant Patent] #4184. Miniature, Weeping. Exclusive Hines Introduction. (David Chopin, Washington, PA. Variety Listing and Descriptions, undated, included with pers. comm. to David Byers, May 11, 1995): Color: Purple. Height: 12’. Best Uses: Lowest growing variety. [NOTE: This plant was originally registered December 15, 1980, and published in The Lagerstroemia Handbook/Checklist, AABGA, p. 42-43. 1978, as ‘Passion’. A request by the originator to change the name to ‘New Orleans’ was made in a letter dated December 10, 1981. At that time the request was denied. In accordance with Article 14.3, International Code of Nomenclature for Cultivated Plants-1995, p. 17, 1995, the name ‘New Orleans’ is now the accepted epithet.]

= ‘Passion’.

‘New Pure White’ (Henry A. Dreer, Philadelphia, PA. Cat. p. 78. 1872): Vigorous and symmetrical growth; flowers pure white, panicles abundant. Introduced by Nanz & Neuner, Louisville, KY.

‘New Purple’ (Monroe Nurs., Monroe, MI. Cat. p.19. 1939), listed without description. (Edward H. Rust Nurs. & F. Shop, South Pasadena, CA. Cat. p. 11. 1942): Flowers rich purple.

‘New Snow’ (Texas Nurs., Sherman, TX. Cat. p. 9. 1958-59): Semi-dwarf; leaves dense; panicles heavy, flowers white, borne in profusion. Originated as chance seedling of “Dwarf Blue’ selected in 1957, named in 1958, trademarked in State of Texas and introduced in 1958 by J. B. Fitzpatrick, Texas Nurs.

= ‘Snow White’.

‘New Snow Baby’ (Tennessee Nurs., Cleveland, TN. Cat. p. 34. 1968): Dwarf; flowers pure white.

= ‘Snowbaby’, ‘Dwarf Snow White’, ‘Dwarf White’, ‘Frosty Snow’.

‘New White’

(James C. Kell, Comp., Houston, TX. Crape Myrtles in Cultivation. 1990: Rev. June 1994, unpubl.): White flowers, more or less pyramidal panicles, blooms on new growth, summer.

= ‘New Pure White’(?).

‘Newmanii’ (Hazlewood Bros., Epping, N.S.W., Australia. Cat. p. 53. 1941): Flowers light pink. Originated as sport of ‘Eavesii’ at Charles Newman & Co., Bayswater, Australia. L. ×matthewsii cultivar.

‘Nikki’ (Carroll Gardens, Westminster, MD. Cat. p. 91. 1987): Gorgeous pink and white variegated blossoms are ruffled and cascading. Shiny green foliage on a dwarf (4-5’) plant make this crapemyrtle perfect for small garden areas. Exceptionally hardy. (James C. Kell, Comp., Houston, TX. Crape Myrtles in Cultivation. 1990: Rev. June 1994, unpubl.): Flowers pink (light to medium) picotee with white edge, more or less pyramidal panicles. Height 3 ft. Hardy to zone 7, very hardy. Originated by Five-M Nursery, Lindale, TX.

‘Nivea’ (Primo Baldacci & Figli, Pistoia, Italy. Cat. p. 18. Autumn 1952): Tree 2.2 m, flowers snow white. Introduced by Primo Baldacci & Figli in 1952.

‘Oklahoma Spring’ [Herbarium Specimen, U.S. National Arboretum Herbarium, Washington, DC labeled Lagerstroemia indica L. ‘Oklahoma Spring’ (ARK 61-7-1).] (A. E. Einert, University of Arkansas, Pers. Comm. Apr. 25, 1973): Originally planned to name cultivar ‘Oklahoma Spring’ but changed it to ‘Ozark Spring’.

= ‘Ozark Spring’.

‘Okmulgee’ (D. R. Egolf and A. O. Andrick, The Lagerstroemia Handbook/Checklist A Guide to Crapemyrtle Cultivars, p. 55. 1978): Semi-dwarf; flowers deep dark red; hardy through zone 6b. Originated as seedling selected in 1974 by Otto Spring, Okmulgee, OK. Named and introduced in 1974 by Tom Dodd, Jr., Tom Dodd Nurs., Semmes, AL. Name registered November 5, 1974.

‘Old White’ (Grandview Nurs., Youngsville, LA. Cat. p. 19. 1963-64): Flowers pure white. (Earl E. Vallot, Grandview Nursery, Youngsville, LA., pers. comm. Feb. 19, 1974): “We acquired stock of a cultivar called ‘Pure White’, called so because of the total absence of pink in the flower. We had been growing a white Lagerstroemia which has been in this area for years. This was an extremely large clustered type with a tinge of pink - due to the pink of petiole of the flower. To distinguish the two, we just arbitrarily called it ‘Old White’.

‘Orbyn Atkins’ (Mrs. J. Donald Walp, Dallas, TX. Pers. comm. Sep. 14, 1970): White flowers with inflorescences 15-18 in. long, tree form, 20 ft. high with a similar spread. Misspelled as ‘Orbin Adkins’, ‘Orbin Atkins’.

= ‘Orbin Adkins’, ‘Orbin Atkins’.

‘Orchard Lavender’ (A. F. Sanford Arb., Knoxville, TN. Cat. & Plt. List p. 68. 1930), listed without description.

= ‘Orchid Lavender’(?).

‘Orchid’ (Aldridge Nurs., Von Ormy, TX. Cat. p. 19. 1960-61): Upright; leaves deep green; flowers Light orchid with a touch of white. Originated as chance seedling selected in 1947, named in 1948, and introduced in 1949 by R. C. Aldridge, Jr., Aldridge Nurs.

‘Orchid Cascade’ (U.S. Plant Patent #18,646): Deciduous compact shrub to 16 to 24 in tall and 40 to 48 in wide after 3 to 4 years; leaves 25 to 70 mm long and 12 to 36 mm wide, young leaves emerge and mature Green 137A on upper surface and Green 137D on the lower surface; inflorescences 9 to 11 cm tall and 7 to 9 cm wide with 12 to 20 flowers, flowers 1.7 cm long and 1.5 in wide, emerge Violet 84A, transition to 84B, then 84C, and 84D before dehiscing. Originated in a bed of rooted cuttings of an unnamed L. indica seedling. (Greenleaf Nursery Co. Catalog, 2013-2014): “Orchid-lavender blooms cascade down to the ground in summer on this compact plant that grows only 12 to 16 inches high by 3 to 4 feet wide. The second outstanding Crapemyrtle developed by B. Hambuchen Nursery.” Named and introduced by Robert E. Hambuchen and Betty Hambuchen. Name registered January 29, 2014.

‘Orchid Lavender’ (Ashford Park Nurs., Atlanta, GA. Cat. p. 15. 1923): Flowers orchid lavender or purple, fades to light lavender.

= ‘Orchard Lavender’(?).

‘Orlando’ (Andersen Horticultural Library’s Source List of Plants & Seeds, University of Minnesota, 4th Edition. 1996: pp. 173-174), listed without description as L. indica variety, available from G. S. Grimes Seeds, Concord, OH.

‘Osage’ (D. R. Egolf, HortSci. 22(4): 674-677. 1987): Deciduous, semi-pendulous, multiple-stemmed, large shrub or small tree; old branches and trunk chestnut brown Greyed Orange 175C to 177B2); leaves elliptic to obovate, 7-10 cm long and 2.5-3.5 cm wide, dark green (Green 137A above and Yellow Green 146C beneath), in autumn red (Red 45A) to dark red (Red 46A); inflorescences semi-pendulous, 15-20 cm long and 10-15 cm wide with clear pink (Red Purple 62A to 62C, 62D) flowers, mass floral blooming from June to September; mildew resistant; hardy zone 7b; originated in 1972 from the cross (L. indica ‘Dwarf Red’ × L. fauriei) × (L. indica ‘Pink Lace’ × L. fauriei); selected in 1976; introduced in 1987 by the U.S. National Arboretum; NA 54980; PI 499826. Name registered May 1, 1992.

‘O-Spring’ (C. E. Whitcomb, C. Gray, and B. Cavanaugh, HortSci. 19(5): 737-738. 1984): This name was mentioned in HortScience article, “PRAIRIE LACE Crapemyrtle”, without description. The cultivar ‘Ozark Spring’ was also mentioned so I do not believe that these two are the same thing. [Note: it is also possible that this is an error for ‘O. Spring’, in reference to the nurseryman Otto Spring of Okmulgee, Oklahoma; compare to Ilex cornuta ‘O. Spring’.]

‘Ovalifolia’ (R. E. Harrison, Handbook of trees and shrubs for the Southern Hemisphere, 2nd ed., p. 202. 1959): L. indica ‘Ovalifolia’. Flowers deep rich heliotrope.

= L. ovalifolia Teysm. & Binn.

‘Ozark Spring’ (A. E. Einert and V. M. Watts, Ark. Farm Research XXII(3): 3. 1973): Semi-dwarf, upright, rather open-branched shrub, average height of 76 cm following dormant pruning; leaves elliptic, above Green 137B 2, beneath Yellow Green 146C, 2.8-4.5 cm long, 1.8-2.5 cm wide, new terminal shoots reddish, sheds leaves earlier than other cultivars; panicles 6.5 cm long, 9 cm wide, flower buds pink, flowers mid-June, average 27 per panicle, 3.5 cm diameter, lavender (Purple 76A), claw red (Red 54A), fades to nearly white (White 155B); hardy zone 7, may be killed to ground in zone 6; high powdery mildew resistance. Originated in 1961 by Victor M. Watts, Fayetteville, AR. Introduced in 1973 by A. E. Einert, Fayetteville, AR. Name registered May 17, 1973. Misspelled as ‘Ozark Springs’, ‘Ozard Spring’.

= ‘Oklahoma Spring’, ‘Ozark Springs’, ‘Ozard Spring’.