Early Bird™ Crapemyrtle Lavender

Lagerstroemia hybrid 'JD818' PP22697

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This early blooming crapemyrtle begins blooming in May, often as early as Mother’s Day and much earlier than other June-July blooming crapemyrtles. Re-blooms in lavender for 100-120 days of color.


Bloom/Feature Lavender blooms through summer and fall
Plant Type Trees
Evergreen or Deciduous Deciduous
USDA Zones 7,8,9,10
Zone Detail Hardy to 0°F
Key Features Early blooming and reblooms all summer
Use Accent, hedge, container
Exposure Full sun to part shade
Bloom Season Summer and fall
Dimension 5-8' H x 3-4' W
Growth Rate Moderate to fast


Water As needed
Soil Type Rich, acidic, moist, well-drained soil
Fertilizer Early spring
Pruning Shape after spring bloom

Planting Instructions

water before planting
plant in full sun to part shade
dig hole 3X the width of pot,
backfill and plant 1”-2” above soil level
water and add more soil if needed
mulch plants