Muskogee Crape Myrtle Tree

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Magnificently versatile beauty! For an easy choice of small accent or specimen tree just about anywhere in your landscape, you truly can't go wrong with the Muskogee Crape Myrtle (Lagerstroemia indica x fauriei 'Muskogee')! This handsome variety features enormous, beautiful lavender blooms and many more ornamental features!

You'll love the long bloom period from summer to first frost. Long panicles of light purple flowers cover the plant from top to bottom throughout the growing season, much to the delight of all your pollinators! Muskogee blooms all summer long and has sweetly scented blooms similar to Lilacs! It was first hybridized in 1964 and given the name "Muskogee" after the Native American Tribe.

Soft foliage droops enchantingly downward to help ground the plant to its surroundings. If you remove the lower limbs and use a row of them as small street trees, you'll showcase the beautiful exfoliating bark and gain a big dose of winter interest.

Like other Crape Myrtle trees, the Muskogee is ideally suited for formal or informal design in the home landscape. Oval Crape Myrtle leaves are bronze-colored when they first unfold in the spring. They'll deepen to a delicious green for summer and will cast a refreshing shade. The green leaves turn bright hues of radiant red before falling late in autumn.

Planting and Application:

With its dazzling streetside appeal and fluffy lavender blooms, Muskogee is a wonderful choice. The possibilities for use are almost endless! Create a small single or multi-trunked tree form by 'limbing up' these trees to expose the trunks! Underplant with small shrubs, perennials, and spring bulbs. Add a natural stone border or boulders to easily boost your curb appeal.

Plant several of them as a hedge near a patio or deck to block the afternoon sun and give airy pretty privacy. For a screen, keep the lower limbs on to use it as a large shrub. Plant them 4 feet apart, measuring from the center of the first to the center of the next.

March a row of them along the street, or driveway. For individual plants, give them 10 - 12 feet spacing between the plants. This is a very appealing large shrub or small tree that can also be grouped to create a pretty privacy screen. For the best screen, keep all the lower limbs on and allow it to grow into a friendly flowering shrub.

Use a single tree as a wonderful focal point anywhere you need a bit of excitement in your landscape. It will draw the eye in a restful way and can suit contemporary, country, rustic, or classic architecture equally as well.

Use Muskogee Crape Myrtle trees in the front lawn as part of a specimen planting. This is a luscious color choice that works very nicely with many exteriors. Try a pair of them on either side of the front walkway. You may have walked underneath an allee of Muskogee Crape Myrtles in a park. Try to recreate this wonderful experience at your house!

It only takes a few trees planted on either side to give you a similar experience. Plant the trees at least 8 feet away from the walkway, and carefully prune the arching branches to fit your space. What a memorable way to welcome guests!

  • Crinkly Lavender Flower Blooms With Yellow Centers
  • Lilac-Scented Blooms!
  • Pollinator-Friendly Flower Clusters
  • Exciting Fall Color
  • Gorgeous Bark Delivers Winter Interest
  • Large Shrub or Small Tree, Grow in Containers, Hedges & Screens

#ProPlantTips for Care:

This plant is very adaptable and versatile. Muskogee Crape Myrtles are easy to grow in a full sun site. The morning sun is best, with its wonderful drying power. However, you'll be delighted to know this specimen is mildew resistant, so it may not experience the troubles some other Crape Myrtles do. It will thrive in many soil types and climate conditions. Easy care and drought tolerant once established, Muskogee Crape Myrtle is often sought after for its beauty and low maintenance.

In early spring, give your Muskogee Crape Myrtle supplemental water as needed. This will help ensure the new growth is lush and full. And since the plant flowers on new growth, the extra water will give you marvelous Flower Power through the summer and into fall.

Give your tree good air circulation and plenty of elbow room to grow to the full height and width. Keep things easy for yourself! Pruning this beauty is best done by simply thinning out the branches each spring. No need to take care of the edges of the crown if it still fits into its space nicely!

The rest of the year, Muskogee is happy to thrive in low water conditions. Soil drainage is an important consideration. Create a mound or berm if your soil drains slowly. Plant directly in that mound. Remember not to plant your Muskogee too deeply in the ground. Shallow is best for this lovely plant.

  • Full Sun For The Most Blooms
  • Widely Adaptable Across Hardiness Zones
  • Regular Water & Loves Mulched Beds
  • Blooms on New Growth - Prune in Spring
  • Deer-Resistant & Low-Maintenance

You'll never regret your decision to install the lovely Muskogee Crape Myrtle Tree. It's a tried and true bestseller that works amazingly well all over the United States. Fall in love with your landscape. Order Muskogee Crape Myrtle today!

Single Stem, Multi Stem, Shrub Form, Oh My!

Before you buy, make sure you know what youre getting! Single stem, multi stem and shrub forms are different so read a bit about which were currently offering below.

Single Stem: 

These are plants that have one stem coming from the ground. Plants can also be considered single stem when lower branches are removed to raise the height of the branching. Sometimes, you will hear a single stem referred to as Tree Form.

Multi Stem:

These are plants with 3, 4, and sometimes 5 or more stems planted together in the ground in close proximity to form a clump. There are times multi-stems are formed by a tree that branches at the soil line with more than one main stem. 

Shrub Form:

These are bushy plants with many stems and branchings close to the ground. They are referred to as shrubs or bushes and are often shorter than their tree forms.

Buying Options for Plants

Nature Hills sells a large variety of plants with several options available. Plants are offered in both potted containers and as dormant bare root without soil. Here is a helpful resource to understand your options as you create a beautiful landscape with help from Nature Hills.

Ever wonder what a larger plant will mean for your landscape? Container Sizes are really all about the age of the plant!

Seasonally, Nature Hills offers hand selected, high quality bare root trees, shrubs and perennials. Bare root plants are sold by height from the top of the root system to the top of the plant. Plants may be taller than the height minimums.

  • Popular sizes of select trees are 1 foot, 2 feet, 3 feet, etc.
  • Popular sizes of select bare root plants is 1 foot, 18 inches, etc.

Nature Hills Container Size by Volume

Keep in mind, specific varieties and different growing conditions can affect the rate at which plants grow. Variations in size may occur.

Young Plants to 18 Months
Size Volume
2"x2"x3" Ranges from .18 to .21 dry quarts / .198 to .23 dry liters in volume
4.5" Container Equal to .65 dry quart / .72 dry liter in volume
Sprinter Pot Equal to .63 dry quart / .69 dry liter in volume
4" Container Ranges from .31 to .87 / .35 to .96 dry liter in volume
6" Container Equal to 1.4 dry quarts / 1.59 dry liters in volume
1 Quart Equal to 1 dry quart / 1.1 dry liter in volume
5.5" Container Equal to 1.89 of a dry quart / 2.08 dry liters in volume
4"x4"x5" Ranges from .8 to 1.1 dry quarts / .88 to 1.2 dry liters in volume
4"x4"x6" Ranges from 1.0 to 1.3 dry quarts / 1.1 to 1.41 dry liters in volume
4"x4"x9" Ranges from 1.1 to 2.1 dry quarts / 1.2 to 2.3 dry liters in volume
4"x4"x10" Ranges from 1.7 to 2.3 dry quart / 1.87 to 2.53 dry liters in volume
Plants 18 Months - 2.5 Years Old
Size Volume
2 Quart Equal to 2 dry quarts / 2.2 dry liters in volume
#1 Container Ranges from 2.26 to 3.73 dry quarts / 2.49 to 4.11 dry liters in volume
5"x5"x12" Equal to 3.5 to 4.3 dry quarts / 3.85 to 4.74 dry liters in volume
Plants 2 - 4 Years Old
Size Volume
#2 Container Ranges from 1.19 to 1.76 dry gallons / 5.24 to 7.75 dry liters in volume
#3 Container Ranges from 2.32 to 2.76 dry gallons / 10.22 to 12.16 dry liters in volume
Plants 3 - 5 Years Old
Size Volume
#5 Container Ranges from 2.92 to 4.62 dry gallons / 12.86 to 20.35 dry liters in volume
#6 Container Ranges from 5.25 to 6.01 dry gallons / 23.12 to 26.42 dry liters in volume
#7 Container Ranges from 5.98 to 6.08 dry gallons / 26.34 to 26.78 dry liters in volume

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PLANT HIGHLIGHTS

Muskogee Crape Myrtle Tree Is Suited to Grow in Zones 6-9
Growing Zones 6-9
More Information
Brand Nature Hills' Choice
Botanical Name Lagerstroemia indica x fauriei 'Muskogee'
Type Deciduous
Mature Height 15 - 20 feet
Mature Spread 15 feet
Sun Exposure Full Sun
Soil Well Drained
Moisture Moderate to Low
Growth Rate Medium
Flower Color Lavender
Foliage Color Dark Green
Fall Color Red
Pollinator Friendly Yes
Pruning Time Early Spring