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Lagerstroemia 'Early Bird Purple' (Crape Myrtle)

Crape Myrtle 'Early Bird Purple', Crapemyrtle 'Early Bird Purple', Lagerstroemia hybrid, Lagerstroemia hybrid 'JD827' PP22718


Noted for its long blooming season, fast growth rate and spreading to weeping form, Lagerstroemia 'Early Bird Purple' is an upright, multi-stemmed, deciduous shrub with abundant clusters of bright purple flowers at its branch tips, from late spring (sometimes as early as Mother's Day) to fall. Exhibiting excellent reblooming capabilities, 'Early Bird Purple' repeats flowering throughout the summer for up to 120 days. The flowers stand out against the fresh green foliage, which turns sometimes golden yellow in the fall. Equally attractive is the exfoliating gray-brown bark on mature branches. Attracting strong attention from onlookers, this Crape Myrtle makes a great specimen or container plant.

  • Grows up to 6 ft. tall (180 cm) and 3-4 ft. wide (90-120 cm). Good for small gardens.
  • A full sun to part shade lover, this plant is easily grown in average, medium moisture, well-drained soils. Drought and heat tolerant.
  • Good disease and pest resistance.
  • Perfect as a specimen plant or for foundation plantings. Effective as a screen or informal hedge in mild winter areas.

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Requirements

Hardiness 7 – 10
Climate Zones 7, 8, 9, 10, 12, 13, 14, 15, 18, 19, 20, 21, H1, H2
Plant Type Shrubs
Plant Family Lagerstroemia - Crape Myrtles
Exposure Full Sun, Partial Sun
Season of Interest Spring (Late)
Summer (Early,Mid,Late)
Fall
Height 5' – 6' (150cm – 180cm)
Spread 3' – 4' (90cm – 120cm)
Water Needs Average
Maintenance Low
Soil Type Chalk, Clay, Loam, Sand
Soil pH Acid, Alkaline, Neutral
Soil Drainage Well-Drained
Characteristics Showy
Tolerance Clay Soil, Deer, Drought
Garden Uses Beds and Borders, Hedges and Screens, Patio and Containers, Small Gardens
Garden Styles Coastal Garden, Informal and Cottage, Mediterranean Garden

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While every effort has been made to describe these plants accurately, please keep in mind that height, bloom time, and color may differ in various climates. The description of these plants has been written based on numerous outside resources.


Requirements

Hardiness 7 – 10
Climate Zones 7, 8, 9, 10, 12, 13, 14, 15, 18, 19, 20, 21, H1, H2
Plant Type Shrubs
Plant Family Lagerstroemia - Crape Myrtles
Exposure Full Sun, Partial Sun
Season of Interest Spring (Late)
Summer (Early,Mid,Late)
Fall
Height 5' – 6' (150cm – 180cm)
Spread 3' – 4' (90cm – 120cm)
Water Needs Average
Maintenance Low
Soil Type Chalk, Clay, Loam, Sand
Soil pH Acid, Alkaline, Neutral
Soil Drainage Well-Drained
Characteristics Showy
Tolerance Clay Soil, Deer, Drought
Garden Uses Beds and Borders, Hedges and Screens, Patio and Containers, Small Gardens
Garden Styles Coastal Garden, Informal and Cottage, Mediterranean Garden

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