Early Bird White Crape Myrtle

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

Early Bird White Crape Myrtle - Lagerstroemia hybrid 'JD900' PP22698 – is a shrub that is long-blooming and beautiful. In the late spring (often earlier than most other crape myrtles) this shrub is covered in delicate white flowers that continue blooming through the fall. Glossy green leaves turn an attractive yellow in the autumn, and the graceful stems provide structure in the winter. Deer resistant and relatively pest resistant, this shrub is excellent as a specimen plant or as a part of a hedge.

Early Bird White Crape Myrtle Care

Prune your Early Bird White Crape Myrtle following the bloom season. Plant in well-drained soil and water until established. For best flowering, consider a slow- release fertilizer in the spring.

Early Bird White Crape Myrtle Spacing

For a graceful hedge, plant Early Bird White Crape Myrtle between 3 and 4 feet on center. For a foundational planting, space the shrubs at least 5 feet center-to- center.

Early Bird White Crape Myrtle Plant Facts

Early Bird White Crapemyrtle Plant Facts

USDA Hardiness Zones: 7-10
Flower Color(s): White
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: Compact
Watering: Medium
Features: Deer Resistant, Dwarf, Heat Tolerant, Rebloomer
Scientific Name: Lagerstroemia hybrid 'JD900' PP22698
Common Name: Early Bird™ White Crapemyrtle
Brand: Southern Living Plants

Container Sizes

Please Note: The pictures below are to give a general representation of the different container sizes. The actual size/ages of plants are estimates and will vary based on; type of plant, time of year, last pruning & many other factors.

4.5 Pot

4.5" Pot
 Also Know As:
   4.5" Container

 Plant Age:
   ~ 6 months
 Plant Size:
   ~ 3"-6"
 Pot Size:
   ~ 4.5"H x 3.75"W
   1.42 quarts

Quart Pot

Quart Pot
 Also Know As:

 Plant Age:
   ~ 1 year old
 Plant Size:
   ~ 4"-8"
 Pot Size:
   ~ 4.75"H x 4.5"W
   1.50 quarts

2.5 Quart

2.5 Quart
 Also Know As:
   2.5 Quart Pot

 Plant Age:
   ~ 1.5 year old
 Plant Size:
   ~ 8"-12"
 Pot Size:
   ~ 6.5"H x 6.5"W
   2.20-2.30 quarts

#1 Pot

#1 Pot
 Also Know As:
   #1 Container
    1 Gallon
 Plant Age:
   ~ 2 year old
 Plant Size:
   ~ 10"-14"
 Pot Size:
   ~ 7"H x 7.75"W
   2.26-3.73 quarts

#2 Pot

#2 Pot
 Also Know As:
   #2 Container
    2 Gallon
 Plant Age:
   ~ 2-3 year old
 Plant Size:
   ~ 12"-18"
 Pot Size:
   ~ 9.5"H x 9.5"W
   1.19-1.76 gallons

#3 Pot

#3 Pot
 Also Know As:
   #3 Container
    3 Gallon
 Plant Age:
   ~ 3-4 year old
 Plant Size:
   ~ 12"-30"
 Pot Size:
   ~9.5"H x 11"W
   2.32-2.76 gallons

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The warranty is purchased on a per plant basis and must be purchased at the same time as the plant purchase. We will cover 100% of the price of the plant but the warranty does not cover shipping cost. Simply let us know if your plant has died within one year of receiving it and we’ll get you a new one shipped out. We may ask for photos for documentation purposes but again we’ll try to make it as easy as possible.

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Planter Shipping

Standard Colors: 2-3 business days

Special Order Colors: 8 weeks - this is due to the planter being custom made with the color(s) of your choice

Please Note: On special orders there can not be any cancellations

Plant Shipping

Time of Order:

Summer Shipping

  • If there is extreme heat we’ll delay shipping.  
    • We’ll have to review what areas the plants are traveling through along with your location

Once your plant is shipped you’ll receive an email with tracking information. Depending on the above criteria we’ll ship your plant(s) towards beginning of the following week from your order. We put together this helpful guide of what to do when you receive your plants in the mail.

It is important to know that all of our plants are clearly labeled for which growing zones the plant can survive in. The plants are thoroughly trialed and tested in every growing zone before we state the plant can grow in a zone. Again, our #1 priority is to ship the plants to you healthy and ready to thrive in your location. So we will do everything in our power to do so.

5 Reviews - Early Bird White Crape Myrtle Show Reviews

  • 5
    Will use Plant Addicts from now on!

    Posted by Cynthia W Russ on Jul 20, 2021

    From now on I will use Plant Addicts for all my online plant purchases. My plant arrived in perfect condition, ready to bloom and has thrived ever since. Also, it was the size depicted not like the plants I have gotten from other online companies. Thank you Plant Addicts for such a pleasant experience. From Texas

  • 4
    cool plants

    Posted by Madelyn on Mar 24, 2019

    I had never heard of a crape myrtle before. So when I saw this on the site, I just had to order one to give it a try. I must say, this is pretty awesome! I wish I would have found this before now! I'm going to be ordering in different colors this year to add to my collection for sure!

  • 3

    Posted by Sean on Jan 28, 2018

    I thought these were really expensive. Hopefully I'm' not disappointed with my purchase or I will be one unhappy customer.

  • 5
    white flowers

    Posted by Chad N on Oct 24, 2017

    I wanted something with white flowers in the summer and easy to take care of. This plant seemed perfect!

  • 5
    hot summers

    Posted by Marissa on Oct 13, 2017

    I bought 3 of these to create a border hedge in my back yard. I have killed almost everything I've tried to grow, so I thought I would give these a try as a friend of mine told me they were pretty hardy. The plants are pretty small right now, so I don't have a complete hedge yet, but I'm happy with my decision so far.