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.
Easy care and drought tolerant once established, Muskogee Crape Myrtle is often sought after for its beauty and low maintenance. 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. Muskogee blooms all summer long! 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.
Use Muskogee Crape Myrtle trees in the front lawn as part of an accent planting. This is a luscious color choice that works very nicely with many exteriors.
Underplant with small shrubs, perennials and spring bulbs. Add a natural stone border or boulders to easily boost your curb appeal.
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.
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 Crape Myrtle is ideally suited for formal or informal design in the home landscape, street plantings and community plantings. It can be planted as a specimen or in groups.
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.
You'll never regret your decision to install Muskogee. It's a tried and true bestseller that works amazingly well all over the United States.
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With its dazzling streetside appeal and fluffy lavender blooms, Muskogee is a wonderful choice. The possibilities for use are almost endless.
This plant is very adaptable and versatile. It will thrive in many soil types and climate conditions.
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.
You can see how you get a big head start if you purchase the largest size containers we have. Bigger plants are older plants with larger root systems.
Take advantage of the time the larger size plants have spent in the care of our expert growers. Size up whenever you can.
March a row of them along the street, or driveway. For individual plants, give them 10 - 12 feet spacing between the plants.
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.
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!
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.
Give your tree good air circulation and plenty of elbow room to grow into the full height and width. Keep things easy for yourself!
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.
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.
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Before you buy, make sure you know what you’re getting! Single stem, multi stem and shrub forms are different so read a bit about which we’re currently offering below.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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|
|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|
|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|
|#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|
|#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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|Brand||Nature Hills' Choice|
|Botanical Name||Lagerstroemia indica x fauriei 'Muskogee'|
|Mature Height||15 - 20 feet|
|Mature Spread||15 feet|
|Sun Exposure||Full Sun|
|Foliage Color||Dark Green|
|Pruning Time||Early Spring|