Muskogee Crape Myrtle Tree

A Popular Classic Crape Myrtle 

  • Perfect PURPLE flowers bloom up to 120 days!!
  • Fast Growing
  • Drought tolerant
  • Low maintenance
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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!

Additional Information

Shipping Restriction AZ
Grows in Zones 7, 8, 9, 10
Sunlight Full Sun
Soil Type Adaptable
Mature Height 20-30 Feet
Mature Width 15-20 Feet
Drought Tolerance Good
Bloom Color Purple
Botanical Name Lagerstroemia indica x fauriei 'Muskogee'

How To Care for your new Muskogee Crape Myrtle Tree

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 7-11.  We do recommend to avoid planting when temperatures are above 85 degrees.  

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.

 

Planting Directions

Step 1:

Unpack all of your plants right away! Look for the perfect location. Make sure you are planting in the correct light conditions.

Step 2:

Dig a hole twice the width of the root ball. Position your plant in the hole. Make sure the top of the root ball is slightly higher than the original grade of the bed. Also check to make sure it is straight from all sides.

Step 3:

Fill up hole with water before placing new plant in hole in order to saturate the surrounding soil.  Once the water is absorbed place your plant in the hole and water thoroughly.  

 

Planting a shrub digging the hole

Step 4:

Mix the potting soil and the soil removed from the hole. Start by backfilling soil around the root ball. Carefully pack in the soil to remove any air pockets. Water plant thoroughly again until the soil will not hold any more water. This will ensure that your new plant will be a success.

Step 5:

Fertilize around your plant with the amount recommended on the package. Our special Fertilizer contains all of the nutrients to keep your plants growing and healthy. Repeat every 3 months.

Step 6:

Finish up by mulching around your new plant.  Apply 1-2 inches of mulch around the plant and plant bed. Mulch will help keep the soil moist and keep weeds out.

Step 7:

Keep watered with a hose every 2-3 days for 2 weeks. This is critical for plant survival. In the third week, begin to water as needed depending on the weather. Always check by placing your finger under the mulch to see if the soil is moist.

 

Shipping and Delivery

Most orders ship next business day.  Please allow 1-3 business day to process and pack your order for shipping.  View the Fedex shipping map below.  Please note that Fedex ships Monday-Saturday only and shipping times on the map below are not guaranteed.  West coast orders MAY be held until the following Monday to prevent additional transit time on sensitive plants.  Your plants will be carefully packaged and shipped using Fedex.   

You will receive a confirmation via email when Fedex picks up your shipment.  Delivery emails are also sent when your package arrives.  As soon as your package arrives, It is important to open your boxes and water your new plants thoroughly.

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Each plant is carefully hand selected and packaged making sure that they will arrive ready to plant!  We ship Fedex Home Delivery which will ensure your package will also be delivered on a Saturday.  

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Muskogee crate Myrtle
The plant arrives in a very good condition, and the quality of the tree is excellent. Good packaging and the shipping time is very reasonable. The cost is right. I am a first-time buyer, and I'm very happy.
May 20, 2017
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I love the purple shade of colors that this plant put out at blooming time. The flowers are very pretty.
Maria R on May 31, 2017
Beautiful tree for a small yard.....
Ranger1212 on May 23, 2017
I love the purple shade of colors that this plant put out at blooming time. The flowers are very pretty.
Maria R on May 31, 2017
I already have a muskogee crape myrtle and needed one more.
Mark A on May 24, 2017
Beautiful tree for a small yard.....
Ranger1212 on May 23, 2017
This tree is a good size for a home garden, has long-lasting blooms that open in mid-summer, interesting bark, no real pests or diseases, and grows relatively quickly. It does well in the Willamette Valley but needs supplemental water in summer.
Michael S on Mar 22, 2017
I already have a muskogee crape myrtle and needed one more.
Mark A on May 24, 2017
This tree is a good size for a home garden, has long-lasting blooms that open in mid-summer, interesting bark, no real pests or diseases, and grows relatively quickly. It does well in the Willamette Valley but needs supplemental water in summer.
Michael S on Mar 22, 2017
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