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2 Gal. Early Bird Lavender Crape Myrtle, Live Blooming Dwarf Deciduous Shrub

  • Lavender blooms through summer and fall
  • Not guaranteed to be in bloom on arrival
  • Plant will ship dormant if ordered mid-Fall to mid-Spring
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Product Overview

This early blooming crape myrtle begins blooming in May, often as early as Mother's Day and much earlier than other June-July blooming crape myrtles. Re-blooms in purple for 100-120 days of color.
  • Blooms: lavender blooms May early June, blooms 100-120 days
  • Full sun to part shade
  • Winter hardy in USDA zones 7-10
  • Deciduous - loses it's leaves during the winter months
  • Very low maintenance plant once established
  • Water twice per week until established, then water once per week
  • Fertilize in spring with slow-release granular fertilizer
  • Included in the Southern Living Plant Collection
  • Important, this product will be dormant from mid November until April

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Ratings
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Sun ToleranceFull SunPart SunPart SunSun or Shade
Mature Height (in.)120 in.80 in.80 in.48 in.
Additional CharacteristicsDeer Resistant,Drought TolerantDeer Resistant,Disease Resistant,Drought Tolerant,Salt TolerantDeer Resistant,Disease Resistant,Drought Tolerant,Salt TolerantDeer Resistant,Disease Resistant,Drought Tolerant,Erosion Control,Insect Resistant,Prepotted,Water-Wise
Common NameHibiscusCrepe MyrtleCrepe MyrtleRhododendron
Hardiness Zone5 (-20 to -10 F),6 (-10 to 0 F),7 (0 to 10 F),8 (10 to 20 F)10 (30 to 40 F),7 (0 to 10 F),8 (10 to 20 F),9 (20 to 30 F)10 (30 to 40 F),7 (0 to 10 F),8 (10 to 20 F),9 (20 to 30 F)3 (-40 to -30 F),4 (-30 to -20 F),5 (-20 to -10 F),6 (-10 to 0 F),7 (0 to 10 F),8 (10 to 20 F),9 (20 to 30 F)
Evergreen or DeciduousDeciduousDeciduousDeciduousEvergreen
Water RequirementsTwice a weekTwice a weekTwice a weekTwice a week
Annual / PerennialPerennialPerennialPerennialPerennial
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Specifications

Dimensions

Mature Height (in.)
80 in.
Mature Width (in.)
60 in.

Details

Additional Characteristics
Deer Resistant,Disease Resistant,Drought Tolerant,Salt Tolerant
Annual / Perennial
Perennial
Average Shipping Height (in.)
14
Best Time to Plant
Spring to Fall
Blossom Color
Purple
Botanical Name
Lagerstroemia indica 'Early Bird Lavender'
Common Name
Crepe Myrtle
Evergreen or Deciduous
Deciduous
Fragrance
Non-Fragrant
Granular (Yes/No)
Yes
Growth Habit
Upright
Hardiness Zone
10 (30 to 40 F),7 (0 to 10 F),8 (10 to 20 F),9 (20 to 30 F)
Number of plants included (Pack-Size)
1
Optimal Soil Condition
Acidic
Recommended Space Between Plantings (in.)
60
Returnable
90-Day
Shipped As
Container
Sun Tolerance
Part Sun
Water Requirements
Twice a week
Wildlife Attracted
Bees,Pollinators
Wildlife Deterred
No Wildlife Deterred

Questions & Answers

4Questions7Answers

Can this shrub live in a potted container, or must it be planted in the ground?

Asked by Leah April 6, 2019
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Answer

Plant would bloom better when planted in the ground because there would be seedlings that comes out of it. However I have had success with potted Crepes. Make sure pot is large and deep. They are really long lasting. place part sun.part shade. Water regularly. Happy gardening..

Is this plant hardy in NY? Thanks.

Asked by Mari May 23, 2018
2
Answers

Yes

When to trim

Asked by Liz May 29, 2017
2
Answers

Not until plant is established. Trim after bloom. Late fall.

What is the trunk bark? Is multiple branches from ground, or tree like?

Asked by Troy March 26, 2016
2
Answers

Dark.no fall color that I know

Customer Reviews

  • 4.7
    out of 8 reviews
  • 100% recommend this product
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poorly trimmed and poor shape
The plants arrived in good health but had a really poor shape, im going to return
by NancyB
Great healthy plants arrived in impressive packing!...
Great healthy plants arrived in impressive packing!
by HomeDepotCustomer
Great healthy plant!...
Great healthy plant!
by HomeDepotCustomer
Love it...
Love it
by HomeDepotCustomer
The plant arrived in great condition and is doing well. It already has blooms starting.
The plant arrived in great condition and is doing well. It already has blooms starting.
by Crepemyrtle
These were lovely when they shipped and are doing fine now, three months later. I think the whole...
These were lovely when they shipped and are doing fine now, three months later. I think the whole idea of a dwarf crape myrtle shrub is brilliant! Just three observations: (1) Notwithstanding what the website says, they shipped in February with full foliage. I was expecting them to ship dormant, so after they arrived, they defoliated and went dormant in March. (Much colder than usual spring.) They bounced back just fine with time, and for the one that didn't, Home Depot was very gracious about accepting a return at the store within 90 days, which was convenient. (2) I was a little disappointed with the size of these when shipped. When the leaves fell off, they were really no bigger than 9 inches in diameter. When they talk about a "2 gal" container with a picture of a full grown hedge as the photo, I really had no idea what to expect and was a little underwhelmed when I saw how small they were. They were perfectly lovely, but just don't have a mental picture of them being any bigger than that and you won't be disappointed. (3) Finally, this is no knock on Home Depot or the plant grower, but these shipped in tall boxes with the pot in the bottom, and the UPS driver insisted on tossing the boxes around sideways. The pot was wrapped in a plastic bag with a drawstring, but after being tossed around sideways for several days by UPS from truck to truck, the soil had really dislodged from around the roots and was spilling out of several of the pots as the soil dried and crumbled. Lots of plants are sold and shipped to home, but this made me wish I had been able to buy them in the store where they might have been delivered with more care by a grower who knows how to handle what they are shipping. I love free shipping and bought from Home Depot mostly because they offered free shipping on this item, but in this case you get you pay for.
by novacustomer
Very impressive. I've just ordered my third one. Now my garden is complete.
Very impressive. I've just ordered my third one. Now my garden is complete.
by iceman
Prompt Delivery. Arrived in great shape and is doing well.
Prompt Delivery. Arrived in great shape and is doing well.
by HomeOwner
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