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Early Bird Lavender Crape Myrtle
Early Bird Lavender Crape Myrtle

Lythraceae Lagerstroemia Hybrid JD818' PP22697

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Grows InZone 7A · 0° to 5° F through Zone 10A · 30° to 35° F
Sun ExposureFull / Mostly Sun
Soil DrainageWell Drained
Resistent ToDeer Resistant, Drought, Heat
Flower ColorSoft Lavender
BloomsSummer Blooms, Early Summer Blooms
Foliage ColorMedium Green
Average Height5' to 6', 6' to 8'
Average Width4' to 6', 6' to 8'
AttractsVisual Attention
Additional Information About Early Bird Lavender Crape Myrtle

Lagerstroemia Hybrid 'JD818' PP22697' is a moderate growing shrub and tree that can be grown in USDA Plant Hardiness Zones 7A through 10A. It matures to an average height of 5 feet to 8 feet and an average width of 4 feet to 8 feet, depending on climate and other environmental factors. It prefers growing in a location that provides full sun and grows best when planted in sand, loam, clay or silt soil that is well drained. In the summer Early Bird Lavender Crape Myrtle produces soft lavender flowers. The foliage is medium green in color. It attracts visual attention and is resistant to deer, drought and heat.

Early Bird Lavender Crape Myrtle can be useful in the landscape in foundation plantings, in containers or planters, in shrub borders, around decks, swimming pools, and other outdoor living areas, as a focal point, in landscape beds or islands, to frame the corners of a home or other building, to add property value, grown flat against a wall or to accentuate entryways and also in cottage gardens.

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Noteworthy Characteristics

If you love crape myrtles, you're gonna love Early Bird Lavender. It's one of three in a unique series of semi-dwarf, early blooming crape myrtles. It's outstanding features and performance in the landscape earned it a spot in the the Southern Living Plant Collection! Whereas most crape myrtle start blooming in June at the earliest, the Early Bird Crape Myrtles start blooming a month earlier in May. In our trial gardens, Early Bird Lavender exhibited excellent reblooming capabilities, blooming for at least three months.


Early Bird Lavender is useful in sunny areas of your landscape as a specimen or in groups to provide a larger splash of color. Also useful in flowering shrub borders or as a colorful natural hedge. 

Culture & Care Tips

Early Bird Lavender is not picky about soil type provided the soil is well-drained. Full sun is preferred and results in heavier flower production. Light shade is tolerated but with diminished blooming. All varieties of Early Bird Crape Myrtles have shown very good resistance to powdery mildew.

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