Early Bird Purple Crape Myrtle

Southern Living Plants

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  • USDA Hardiness Zones 7 - 10
  • Height 5 - 8 Feet
  • Spread 3 - 4 Feet

Early Bird Purple Crape Myrtle - Lagerstroemia hybrid 'JD827'PP22718 – is admired for its beautiful purple blooms that last from late summer into early fall. The beautiful glossy green leaves provide an elegant backdrop to the beautiful crape paper-like flowers and in the fall, turn a delicate yellow before dropping. Deer resistant and drought tolerant, this shrub is a delight in the landscape, no matter the season.

Early Bird Purple Crape Myrtle Care

For best blooming, fertilize your Early Bird Purple Crape Myrtle shrub in the spring with a slow-release fertilizer. This shrub prefers to be planted in well- drained soil. For best results, prune after flowering.

Early Bird Purple Crape Myrtle Spacing

To have a dense, formal hedge, plant Early Bird™ Purple Crape Myrtle 3 to 4 feet apart, measured from the center of the shrub to center of the next shrub. For a more informal hedge or foundation planting, space shrubs out at least 5 feet on center.

Early Bird Purple Crape Myrtle Plant Facts

Early Bird Purple Crapemyrtle Plant Facts

USDA Hardiness Zones: 7-10
Flower Color(s): Purple
Bloom Period: Spring to Summer
Foliage Color(s): Green to Purple/Red
Light Exposure: Partial Shade to Full Sun
Height: 6 Feet
Spread: 3-4 Feet
Habit: Upright Spreading
Watering: Medium
Features: Deer Resistant, Rebloomer
Scientific Name: Lagerstroemia hybrid 'JD827' PP22718
Common Name: Early Bird™ Purple Crapemyrtle
Brand: Southern Living Plants

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