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Muskogee Crape Myrtle

Lagerstroemia indica x fauriei 'Muskogee'
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No matter what size yard you have, the Muskogee Crape Myrtle will work for you! Small yard owners, do not let this impressive sized crape myrtle scare you. It is compact enough to suit your needs.

The dynamic, lavender blooms compliments every house and enhances landscapes. The Muskogree Crape Myrtle is one of the only trees to bloom such radiant, lavender flowers.

Great for:

  • Bordering Driveways
  • Specimen Trees

The beauty of the Muskogee is like no other. The bloom time of a Muskogee Crape is much longer than most, 120 days. That’s 4-5 months of splendid, purple color showing off your property. The tall and impressive Muskogee Crape is a fast growing tree sprouting up to 5 ft a year. At maturity the Muskogee Crape Myrtle will reach between 25-30 ft., with a spread of 20 ft.

The strong and developed root structure supports the rapid growth rate, adding to the appeal of the Muskogee. Muskogree Crape Myrtles make beautiful privacy hedges or property borders. These long lasting clusters of light lavender contain hundreds of flowers and are 8”-16” long. Take some cuttings and have a beautiful floral arrangement. The Muskogree Crape Myrtles pleases everyone!

Crape Myrtle Tree Comparisons
Variety Flower Color Bloom Time Zones Height (ft) Width (ft) Growth Rate
Black Diamond Best Red Red July to Oct 7 - 10 10 - 12 8 1 - 2ft / yr
Black Diamond Crimson Red Red July to Oct 7 - 10 10 - 15 8 3 - 4ft / yr
Black Diamond Mystic Magenta Magenta Early July to Oct 7 - 10 10 - 12 6-10 3 - 4ft / yr
Black Diamond Purely Purple Purple July to Oct 7 - 10 10 - 15 6 - 10 3 - 4ft / yr
Black Diamond Red Hot Red Early July to Oct 7 - 10 10 - 15 6-10 3 - 4ft / yr
Black Diamond Shell Pink Pink Early July to Oct 7 - 10 10 - 12 6-10 3 - 4ft / yr
Catawba Violet Purple July to Late Sept 7 - 9 15 12 1 - 2ft / yr
Coral Magic Salmon Pink Late June to July 7 - 9 6 - 8 6-8 0.5 - 1ft / yr
Dynamite Cherry Red Early July to Oct 7 - 9 15 - 25 15 2 - 3ft / yr
Muskogee Lavender June to Oct 7 - 11 25 - 30 20 3 - 5ft / yr
Natchez White June to Oct 7 - 10 20 - 30 20 3 - 5ft / yr
Pink Velour Deep Pink Early July to Sept 7 - 10 8 - 10 10 0.5 - 1ft / yr
Plum Magic Pink Late June to July 7 - 9 6 - 8 6-8 0.5 - 1ft / yr
Purple Magic Dark Purple Late June to July 7 - 9 6 - 8 6-8 0.5 - 1ft / yr
Red Rocket Red July to Oct 7 - 9 20 - 30 15 3 - 5ft / yr
Shipping Restriction AZ
Soil Type Adaptable
Sunlight Full Sun
Drought Tolerance Good
Mature Height 20-30 Feet
Mature Width 15-20 Feet
Bloom Color Purple

How To Care

Be sure you choose the right location and have the appropriate conditions for your new Muskogee Crape Myrtle to thrive. Luckily Crape Myrtles are pretty easy to grow and don't require much maintenance at all. If you follow growing zone guidelines for your particular variety you can plant your crape myrtle just about any time of year. Muskogee Crape Myrtles grow in zones 7-10. 

These trees prefer full sun, but can tolerate some shade and are adaptable to just about any soil as long as it is well-draining. Crape Myrtles do enjoy a slightly acidic soil with a pH range of 5.0 or 6.5 being ideal, but as long as your soil isn't extremely alkaline there is no need to modify it. Mulching with a 2-3 inch layer of pine straw or pine bark is ideal for crape myrtles. Do not allow the mulch to touch the trunk as these increases the chances of pests and disease. Mulching helps keep soil moist and protects roots during temperature extremes. Crape Myrtles should be watered deeply about 2 times per week after planting for about 3 months. After this establishment period, water deeply about once weekly when conditions are dry. Crape Myrtles are drought tolerant once established. Fertilize in early spring and when planting to give your tree a boost and help it achieve the best blooms. Choose a balanced, slow release fertilizer. If you know your soil is on the basic side choose a fertilizer that is for acid loving plants. Crape Myrtles do not generally require pruning, but if needed, prune when they are dormant to remove any dead, dying, or crowded branches. Avoid the need to over prune your tree by choosing a variety that fits best in your chosen spot. You can choose a variety that is only 5 feet tall up to varieties that grow over 30 feet tall. Muskogee Crape Myrtles grow up to 30 feet tall and 20 feet wide.

The best way to prevent disease and pests is by providing the appropriate care for your plants. Proper location choice, watering and fertilization are the keys to your success. There are not many pests or diseases that cause severe problems for crape myrtles. Aphids are one of the few pests that attack crape myrtles. Minor infections aren't likely to cause problems, but a severe infection can weaken your tree. You can treat aphids naturally with horticultural oil, neem oil, or insecticidal soap. For severe infections use pesticides like carbaryl, also known as Sevin. The Muskogee crape myrtle is resistant to Powdery Mildew.

Shipping Restriction AZ
Soil Type Adaptable
Sunlight Full Sun
Drought Tolerance Good
Mature Height 20-30 Feet
Mature Width 15-20 Feet
Bloom Color Purple

Landscape Ideas

The Muskogee Crape Myrtle will look great anywhere in your landscape!  The lavender purple flowers add unique and tasteful color to your landscape. It can reach about 30 feet tall and 20 feet wide so be mindful of this when planning a spot to plant your tree. Crape Myrtles look great as single specimens planted in your yard and provide a wonderful focal point. These Muskogee Crape Myrtles will also look great framing the front door or the front entrance of your driveway. Plant 1 on each side and watch them grow into magnificent flowering trees. 

Shipping Restriction AZ
Soil Type Adaptable
Sunlight Full Sun
Drought Tolerance Good
Mature Height 20-30 Feet
Mature Width 15-20 Feet
Bloom Color Purple

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We plan each shipment to avoid your plants sitting in transit over the weekend during the summer months. This means your order may be held until the following Monday to ensure the shortest delivery time. We guarantee that your plants arrive at the highest quality possible.

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YC
07/30/2019
Yvonne C.
United States

Crape myrtle

It was a bit disappointing. The trunks crooked all the way at the base! It will need to be planted crooked. I’m concerned it may break.

JS
06/10/2019
Jennifer Stephens

Healthy tree

I purchased a 5' Muskogee Crape Myrtle tree last week. It showed up within a week, which is what I expected because of where I live. My tree was in a long, slender box, and upon opening it, the leaves were slightly wilted. I followed the instructions on the website and thoroughly rinsed my new tree, and set it in the shade. It took just a short while for the tree to perk back up. I planted my tree the night I received it. It has been in the ground for three days, and is very healthy-looking. I bought two bags of soil, but should have gotten at least four. Fortunately I had some good organic garden soil left in my garage which made up for not ordering enough. I have never ordered plants online before, but am entirely pleased with Planting Tree. I plan to order a few plants and a tree for my backyard next spring. I will definitely be recommending Planting Tree to my friends and family, especially since they offered a one-year guarantee which I purchased. A few other websites didn't offer a warranty.

JS
06/10/2019
Jennifer Stephens

Healthy tree

I have never ordered plants online before, but after reading the reviews on Planting Tree, I decided to take a chance. My tree (Muskogee Crape Myrtle) came in a long, slender box. When I opened it up, the leaves on the tree were just slightly wilted, but I followed the directions on the website and thoroughly rinsed the tree with cool water and placed it in the shade. It sprung back beautifully. It has been planted in my front yard for three days, and is staying perfectly healthy-looking. I plan to make a few more purchases from Planting Tree very soon, and purchase a tree for my backyard next spring. I will be recommending Planting Tree to my friends and family.

JC
06/06/2019
James C.
United States United States

Our Crape Myrtle came quickly

Our Crape Myrtle came quickly and looked great!

SB
06/05/2019
Sally B.
United States United States

So far so good

We bought these fast growing crapes to fill out our empty front yard. The order process and transit was great and the trees came looking healthy and ready to go. We've planted them and are watering daily. Can't report yet how well they'll grow, but here in Richmond, VA, crapes are everywhere so I expect they'l be looking bigger and beautiful by this time next year. Thanks for the great experience!

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