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Lagerstroemia Early Bird™ White (Crape Myrtle)

Crape Myrtle Early Bird™ White, Crapemyrtle Early Bird™ White, Lagerstroemia hybrid 'JD900' PP22698

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Lagerstroemia 'Early Bird White', Crape Myrtle 'Early Bird White', Crapemyrtle 'Early Bird White', Shrub, White Flowers, White Crape Myrtle

Noted for its long blooming season, fast growth rate and spreading to weeping form, Lagerstroemia Early Bird™ White is an upright, multi-stemmed, deciduous shrub with abundant clusters of pure white flowers at its branch tips, from late spring (sometimes as early as Mother’s Day) to fall. Exhibiting excellent reblooming capabilities, ‘Early Bird Lavender’ 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 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.

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 Lythraceae
Genus Lagerstroemia
Common names Crape Myrtle
Exposure Full Sun
Season of Interest Spring (Late)
Summer (Early, Mid, Late)
Fall
Height 5' - 6'
(150cm - 180cm)
Spread 3' - 4'
(90cm - 120cm)
Maintenance Low
Water Needs Average
Soil Type Chalk, Clay, Loam, Sand
Soil pH Acid, Alkaline, Neutral
Soil Drainage Well-Drained
Characteristics Showy
Tolerance Drought, Deer, Clay Soil
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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Agapanthus (African Lily)
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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.
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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 Lythraceae
Genus Lagerstroemia
Common names Crape Myrtle
Exposure Full Sun
Season of Interest Spring (Late)
Summer (Early, Mid, Late)
Fall
Height 5' - 6'
(150cm - 180cm)
Spread 3' - 4'
(90cm - 120cm)
Maintenance Low
Water Needs Average
Soil Type Chalk, Clay, Loam, Sand
Soil pH Acid, Alkaline, Neutral
Soil Drainage Well-Drained
Characteristics Showy
Tolerance Drought, Deer, Clay Soil
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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