Muskogee Crape Myrtle
|Mature Height||20-30 Feet|
|Mature Width||15-20 Feet|
|Shipping Restriction||AZ, OR|
No matter what size yard you have, the Muskogee Crape Myrtle will work for you! Small yard owners, do not let this impressively sized crape myrtle scare you. It is compact enough to suit your needs.
The dynamic, lavender blooms complement every house and enhance landscapes. The Muskogee Crape Myrtle is one of the only trees to bloom such radiant, lavender flowers.
- 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. Muskogee 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 Muskogee Crape Myrtles pleases everyone! This is a specimen that should not be overlooked when shopping for your favorite trees for sale.
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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.
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.