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Early Bird Purple Crape Myrtle - 2 Gallon Pot
If you love crape myrtle, you're gonna love the Early Bird Purple Crape Myrtle, which is one among a few semi-dwarf Crape Myrtle unique in that it starts blooming a month earlier in the season than other varieties in May! Get all the details below.

Early Bird Purple Crape Myrtle - 2 Gallon Pot

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SIZE: 2 GALLON POT
Quantity Price Each
1 $46.97
2+ $43.68

Early Bird Purple Crape Myrtle
Lagerstroemia hybrid 'JD827' PP22718

USDA Plant Hardiness Zones: 6a-9b  Find Your Zone

Note:  For our customers who live and garden north of USDA Plant Hardiness Zone 6a, where this Crape Myrtle variety is not reliably winter hardy, you'll be happy to know it can be grown in containers that can be brought indoors during winter and placed back outside when temperatures warm up in spring.



Special Attributes

If you love crape myrtle, you're gonna love the Early Bird Purple Crape Myrtle, which is one among a few semi-dwarf Crape Myrtle unique in that it starts blooming a month earlier in the season than other varieties in May! Plant this beauty in your yard and you'll be extending the crape myrtle flowering season an entire month. What's more, in our gardens this one has exhibited excellent reblooming qualities repeating for up to 120 days during summer and we've seen no powdery mildew on the leaves.




Landscape & Garden Uses

Growing 5 to 6 feet tall and wide, Early Bird Purple Crape Myrtle is an ideal for use as a specimen, in groupings, or in straight or staggered rows to form a colorful hedge in landscape and flowering shrub borders. 

Suggested Spacing:  4 feet apart for solid hedges;  8 feet or more apart for space between plants




Cultural Preferences

Early Bird Crape Myrtles are very easy to grow in most any average, moist but well-drained soil and full to mostly sun. Some shade is tolerated but too much shade results in diminished flowering. All varieties of Early Bird Crape Myrtles have shown very high resistance to powdery mildew. No pruning necessary though plants can be pruned to maintain more dense branching and heavier flowering.




Helpful Articles

Click on a link below to find helpful advice from our experts on how to plant and care for Crape Myrtle shrubs.








Plant Details 

USDA Plant Hardiness Zones: 7a-10a  Find Your Zone
Plant Type:  Deciduous Flowering Shrub
Height at Maturity:  5-6'
Width at Maturity: 5-6'
Spacing:  4' apart for solid hedges;  8' or more apart for space between plants
Growth Habit / Form:  Arching, Bushy, Upright, Vase/Fountain Shape
Flower Color:  Purple
Flower Size:  Medium size clusters
Flowering Period:  May repeating through Summer!
Flower Type:  Single flowers in clusters
Fragrant Flowers:  No
Foliage Color:  Green
Fragrant Foliage:  No
Berries:  NA
Berry Color:  NA
Sun Needs:  Full to Mostly Sun
Water Needs:  Average, Lower when established
Soil Type:  Clay (amended), Loam, Sand (amended), Silt 
Soil Moisture / Drainage:  Well Drained Moist
Soil pH:  5.0 - 6.0 (Acid)
Maintenance / Care:  Low
Attracts:  Visual Attention
Resistances:  Deer, Disease, Drought (when established), Heat, Humidity, Insect


Plant Long & Prosper!

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