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(Clyde Holloway’s Nursery, Forest Hill, LA. W.P.L. 3:Fall 1995-Spring 1996): Dwf. White.

= ‘Acoma’.



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


‘Nana Blue’

(Ingleside Plantation Nurs., Oak Grove, Va. Cat. p. 34. 19973-74): Dwarf, fls. blue.

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


‘Nana Corrulea’

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

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


‘Nana Lavendula’

(Fraser Nurs., Birmingham, AL. Cat. Sp. 1957): Dwarf; fls. 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; fls. 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; fls. pink.

= ‘Dwarf Pink’, ‘Rosea Nana’.

‘Nana Rubra’

(Twitty Nurs., Texarkana, TX. Cat. p. 5. 1931-32): Dwarf; fls. red.

= ‘Rubra Compacta’, ‘Dwarf Red’.



(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-174D 2) and spectacular throughout the year; lvs. glossy, dark green, 3.4-8 cm long and 2-4 cm wide, in autumn good oranges and reds; infl. 14-30 cm long and 10-15 cm wide with pure white fls.; under field conditions plant is high mildew tolerant. Orig. in 1964 from a cross of L. indica ‘Pink Lace’ × L. fauriei; selected in 1969; intro. in 1978 by U.S. National Arboretum; NA 38449; PI 427115. Name registered May 15, 1978.


‘Near East’

(Overlook Nurs., Mobile, AL. Cat. p. 48. 1952-53): Fls. flesh pink, blooms several weeks later than most pink cultivars and is less hardy. Cultivar intro. from Eastern Asia about 1870 and lost in commercial trade in the United States about 1890. In early 1930's a plant was found surviving in Washington, LA, by Mrs. D. Debaillon who gave it to K. Sawada, Sr., Overlook Nurs. Named and intro. by Overlook Nurs. c. 1952. Amaranth Rose 530/3 1 fading to white at the center.

= ‘Debaillon Pink’ ?, ‘Shell Pink’.


‘New Crimson’

(Hovey & Co., Boston, MA. Cat. p. 3. 1872): Fls. deep crimson, panicles profuse.


‘New Lilac’

(A.F. Sanford Arb., Knoxville, TN. Cat. & Plt. List p. 68. 1930, without descr.).


‘New Orleans’

(Ornamentals South 4(3):13-14. April 1982): Miniature; purple fls., heavy bloomer, begins blooming May 15 to June 1.

(Hines Nurs. Co., Santa Ana, CA. 43:1988): Purple. PP #4184. Miniature, Weeping. Exclusive Hines Introduction.

(David Chopin, Washington, PA. Variety Listing and Descriptions, undated, included with pers. com. to David Byers. 5/11/95): 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; fls. pure white, panicles abundant. Intro. by Nanz & Neuner, Louisville , KY.


‘New Purple’

(Monroe Nurs., Monroe, MI. Cat. p.19. 1939, without descr.).

(Edward H. Rust Nurs. & F. Shop, South Pasadena, CA. Cat. p. 11. 1942): Fls. rich purple.


‘New Snow’

(Texas Nurs., Sherman, TX. Cat. p. 9. 1958-59): Semi-dwarf; lvs. dense; panicles heavy, fls. white, borne in profusion. Orig. as chance seedling of DWARF BLUE selected in 1957, named in 1958, trademarked in State of Texas and intro. in 1958 by J.B. Fitzpatrick , Texas Nurs.

= ‘Snow White’.


‘New Snow Baby’

(Tennessee Nurs., Cleveland, TN. Cat. P. 34. 1968): Dwarf; fls. pure white.

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


‘New White’

(James C. Kell, Comp.., Houston, TX. Crapemyrtles in Cultivation.1990:Rev. 6/94. unpubl.): White fls., more or less pyramidal panicles, blooms on new growth, summer.

= ‘New Pure White’ ?.



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



(Carroll Gardens, Westminster, MD. 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. Crapemyrtles in Cultivation. 1990:Rev. 6/94. unpubl.): Fls. 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.



(Primo Baldacci & Figli, Pistoia, Italy. Cat. p. 18. Aut. 1952): Tree 2.2 m, fls. snow white. Intro. by Primo Baldacci & Figli in 1952.

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