Lagerstromeia indica 'Early Bird Purple'/Purple Early Bird Crape Myrtle

Lagerstromeia indica 'Early Bird  Purple' / Lagerstromeia indica 'Early Bird  Purple'
Young plant in variety trials
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Scientific Name: Lagerstromeia indica 'Early Bird Purple'
Common Name: Purple Early Bird Crape Myrtle
Plant Type: Deciduous
Leaf Type: Broadleaf
Hardiness Zone: 7, 8, 9, 10 Determine Your Zone
Height: 8-10 feet
Spread: 5 - 10 feet
Bloom time: Spring, Summer
Flower color: Purple
Light Exposure: Sun, Part Sun
Drainage: Well drained, Moist
Rate of Growth: Moderate
Water Requirement: Medium
Maintenance Level: Low
Comments: This new introduction flowers earlier than many varieties presently on the market. Its foliage is dark green and gives the plant a healthy look. It fills a need for a smaller growing plant that can be used where space is limited as with garden homes. It still need several years of widespread distribution over the South before the final verdict is available.