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You'll enjoy an abundance of lavender blooms that will last as long as 4-5 months! Muskogees are fast growers that will give you tons of color.


Muskogee Crape

Bright Lavender Flowers for up to 6 months!


Height

The heights we list are after we prune your tree.

Many Nurseries advertise heights before they prune, then cut off several feet before shipping. While this reduces their shipping cost, it gives their customer a shorter tree than they bargained for. The tree will likely need an extra year to grow back the growth that was trimmed.

We prune your tree throughout its life. This process takes us longer, but gives you more branches and quicker production.

Plus, we don't include the pot or root length in our measurements. This gives you an extra 1-2 ft. in tree size.

Our larger trees are usually one to two years older than our smaller ones and will typically give you better results the first full growing season.

: 5-6 ft
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Height

The heights we list are after we prune your tree.

Many Nurseries advertise heights before they prune, then cut off several feet before shipping. While this reduces their shipping cost, it gives their customer a shorter tree than they bargained for. The tree will likely need an extra year to grow back the growth that was trimmed.

We prune your tree throughout its life. This process takes us longer, but gives you more branches and quicker production.

Plus, we don't include the pot or root length in our measurements. This gives you an extra 1-2 ft. in tree size.

Our larger trees are usually one to two years older than our smaller ones and will typically give you better results the first full growing season.

: 8+ ft
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Height

The heights we list are after we prune your tree.

Many Nurseries advertise heights before they prune, then cut off several feet before shipping. While this reduces their shipping cost, it gives their customer a shorter tree than they bargained for. The tree will likely need an extra year to grow back the growth that was trimmed.

We prune your tree throughout its life. This process takes us longer, but gives you more branches and quicker production.

Plus, we don't include the pot or root length in our measurements. This gives you an extra 1-2 ft. in tree size.

Our larger trees are usually one to two years older than our smaller ones and will typically give you better results the first full growing season.

: 4-5 ft

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Height

The heights we list are after we prune your tree.

Many Nurseries advertise heights before they prune, then cut off several feet before shipping. While this reduces their shipping cost, it gives their customer a shorter tree than they bargained for. The tree will likely need an extra year to grow back the growth that was trimmed.

We prune your tree throughout its life. This process takes us longer, but gives you more branches and quicker production.

Plus, we don't include the pot or root length in our measurements. This gives you an extra 1-2 ft. in tree size.

Our larger trees are usually one to two years older than our smaller ones and will typically give you better results the first full growing season.

: 3-4 ft

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Height

The heights we list are after we prune your tree.

Many Nurseries advertise heights before they prune, then cut off several feet before shipping. While this reduces their shipping cost, it gives their customer a shorter tree than they bargained for. The tree will likely need an extra year to grow back the growth that was trimmed.

We prune your tree throughout its life. This process takes us longer, but gives you more branches and quicker production.

Plus, we don't include the pot or root length in our measurements. This gives you an extra 1-2 ft. in tree size.

Our larger trees are usually one to two years older than our smaller ones and will typically give you better results the first full growing season.

: 2-4 ft

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Height

The heights we list are after we prune your tree.

Many Nurseries advertise heights before they prune, then cut off several feet before shipping. While this reduces their shipping cost, it gives their customer a shorter tree than they bargained for. The tree will likely need an extra year to grow back the growth that was trimmed.

We prune your tree throughout its life. This process takes us longer, but gives you more branches and quicker production.

Plus, we don't include the pot or root length in our measurements. This gives you an extra 1-2 ft. in tree size.

Our larger trees are usually one to two years older than our smaller ones and will typically give you better results the first full growing season.

: 2-3 ft

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Height

The heights we list are after we prune your tree.

Many Nurseries advertise heights before they prune, then cut off several feet before shipping. While this reduces their shipping cost, it gives their customer a shorter tree than they bargained for. The tree will likely need an extra year to grow back the growth that was trimmed.

We prune your tree throughout its life. This process takes us longer, but gives you more branches and quicker production.

Plus, we don't include the pot or root length in our measurements. This gives you an extra 1-2 ft. in tree size.

Our larger trees are usually one to two years older than our smaller ones and will typically give you better results the first full growing season.

: 1-2 ft

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Height

The heights we list are after we prune your tree.

Many Nurseries advertise heights before they prune, then cut off several feet before shipping. While this reduces their shipping cost, it gives their customer a shorter tree than they bargained for. The tree will likely need an extra year to grow back the growth that was trimmed.

We prune your tree throughout its life. This process takes us longer, but gives you more branches and quicker production.

Plus, we don't include the pot or root length in our measurements. This gives you an extra 1-2 ft. in tree size.

Our larger trees are usually one to two years older than our smaller ones and will typically give you better results the first full growing season.

: 2 in liner

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  • Delicate lavender blossoms 
  • Grows up to 5 ft. per year!
  • Highly mildew resistant

The new Muskogee Crape Myrtle™ is one of the few trees to bloom rich lavender purple flowers.

When you order these Muskogee Crape Myrtles… you not only get blooms that truly stand out from the ordinary… you get a well-developed root structure that will support rapid growth.

Muskogee Crape Myrtles have one of the longest blooming periods of all Crape Myrtles… up to an amazing 120 days! You’ll be greeted by these lovely flowers for 4-5 months.

Enjoy these spectacular blooms outside and in! Perfect for cut flower arrangements... just place some scented lavender blooms in a vase and enjoy!

Muskogee Crape Myrtles are also one of the fastest growing crapes... growing up to 5 ft. per year.

These trees quickly mature to a height of 15-20 ft.…the perfect height for a hedge tree.

Plant in rows for a gorgeous privacy hedge or property border.

This enduring tree is also highly mildew resistant – a desirable quality when grown in the south. No messy spraying!

 

Growing Zones: 7-11

Mature Height: 15-20 ft.
Mature Width: 10-15 ft.
Sunlight: Full - Partial
Soil Conditions: Adaptable
Drought Tolerance: Good
Botanical Name: Lagerstroemia indica x fauriei 'Muskogee'
Does not ship to: AZ
Growing Zones 7-11
This plant is recommended for zones: 7-11
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It's Easy to Plant your Muskogee Crape

Specific Directions for Muskogee Crape
Plant your Muskogee Crape Myrtle in an area that gets at least six hours of sunlight a day, this will give you the most flowers. For a privacy screen plant your Muskogee Crape Myrtle Trees about five feet apart.

Muskogee Crape Myrtle Trees will adapt to your natural soil even if it's sandy or heavy in clay as long as it's well draining. Let your soil dry to the touch about two inches down in between waterings. Only give your Muskogee Crape extra water during times of drought.

Every Spring fertilize your Muskogee Crape Myrtle with a fertilizer that's high in nitrogen. Each summer your tree will give you the gift of beautiful lavender flowers that keep blooming into the fall. Once Fall comes around the corner the leaves on your Muskogee Crape will turn yellow and red.


Step 1 - Dig Your Hole

Select a site with full to partial sun and moist or well drained soil for your Muskogee Crape.

First, dig each hole so that it is just shallower than the root ball and at least twice the width.

Then loosen the soil in the planting hole so the roots can easily break through.

Use your shovel or try dragging the points of a pitch fork along the sides and bottom of the hole.



Step 2 - Place Your Plant

Next, separate the roots of your Muskogee Crape gently with your fingers and position them downward in the hole.

The top of the root flare, where the roots end and the trunk begins, should be about an inch above the surrounding soil.

Then make sure the plant is exactly vertical in the hole.

To make it just right, use a level.

Step 3 - Backfill Your Hole

As you backfill the hole, apply water to remove air pockets.

Remove debris like stones and grass and completely break up any dirt clumps.

Water your Muskogee Crape again after the transplant is complete.

To help retain some of that moisture, it's recommended that you place mulch around each plant to a depth of 2"-3" up to but not touching the trunk. Organic mulches such as wood chips also help to better soil structure as they decompose.

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We received our Muskogee Crape Myrtle in the Fall of 2011. It didn't look like much when it arrived and due to the time of the year, quickly lost its leaves. My husband swore up and down that the ""twig"" in the front yard was dead. Well, lo and behold if it didn't flourish come springtime! It's grown several feet and bloomed beautifully in the summer. It's actually doing better than a more expensive crape myrtle purchased from a local nursery! I highly recommend this tree. You won't be disappointed
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December 31, 2012
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over 3 years ago
My wife and I ordered 3 trees from this site and all arrived in excellent condition and are growing well. One of our crape myrtles was incorrectly labeled, pam at fast growing trees had this problem fixed immediately and a new tree was on our doorstep within 2 days. We would never have received this care and respect from our local nursery.
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December 31, 2012
Thriving in the SW Florida sun!
I planted one of these trees on the bank of the canal in my backyard in April. It gets full sun pretty much all day and it appears to be very happy and growing well. It's gained 2 to 3 feet in height already.

One thing that puzzled me, though: it got a few flowers a couple of months a go, but the flowers were white instead of purple. Is it likely that when the tree gets older the flowers will be purple? Is it a nutrient issue? I did buy and use the special fertilizer and soil packages, so I'd think it would be getting all the nutrients it needs.

This was my first time ordering from Fast Growing Trees, and I was very impressed with the plants I received. They were in excellent shape on arrival and had been very nicely pruned. Considering the quality of their plants, I think the price is reasonable. Yes, I can get crepe myrtle cheaper at my local nursery. And, in fact, I did buy two crepe myrtle from them, in addition to the three I got from FGT. They are not doing as well, however. Since these are plants I intend to have for a long time, I think it's worth a little extra to get healthy, nicely pruned stock.
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August 29, 2014
I got this tree about 2 months ago. It wasn't very impressive to look at but I planted it and just hoped for the best. My not so attractive little stick has blossomed into a beautiful lavender spectacle! I never dreamed it would have blossoms so soon and I absolutely LOVE this tree!
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December 31, 2012
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I love my Crape. I highly recommend this. low maintenance and blooms all summer. I still have blooms and its October.
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October 6, 2014
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Muskogee Crape
The tree I received was healthy and ready to plant. Muskogee Crapes grow quickly and their roots grow rapidly as well. They bloom all summer long! The only negative was it was a little younger than I expected for the price.
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October 21, 2014
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11 months ago
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Muskogee Crape
Our Muskogee Crape arrived in a very well packaged box. The tree is healthy and bloomed soon after planting. But Fast Growing Trees has the best trees/plants.
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August 3, 2014
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over 2 years ago
Keeps on Giving! My Muskogee arrived as a few stalks, and one year later we have had 3 feet of vigorous growth, beautiful long lasting purple blossoms the first year, and now ,11/08, multi-color fall foliage with every hue in the forest. An amazing year-round pleasure
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December 31, 2012
I ordered two of these. But was expecting very small trees. It said 3-4 feet tall including root ball. I was shocked when I got home and saw a 7 foot tall box with the trees in them. Can't wait to get them planted today ! Easily would of cost hundreds of dollars at our local garden store !
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December 31, 2012
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over 3 years ago
I received my order of a Muskogee Crape, and I am amazed how quickly it is growing. I read other customers reviews and they were right. This tree grows very quickly! I had leaves within a couple of days. It is fun watching it grow. June will definitely be rewarding with this tree. Happy growing
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December 31, 2012
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over 2 years ago
The purple crape myrtle came packaged so good to our house. We were a little worried about how it would arrive, but you put our fears to rest and we will be ordering more trees from you in the near future. Our crape myrtle is blooming so much already and weve only had it a few months. Its such a beautiful tree! Thank you so much for providing them to the public
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December 31, 2012
doing well...survived a harsh Texas summer, grew ok, bloomed well. expect big things this sprin
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December 31, 2012
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over 3 years ago
Great tree! Planted the Muskogee crape myrtle & love it so much. I live in an apartment & they allowed me to plant the tree. I needed shade very quickly & people couldnt believe it but in 2 months it has grown 18 inches so far. Wow! What a lovely tree and a fast grower, & the light purple blooms are extraordinary! I have nothing to complain about. Thanks for a great tree. I would recommend this tree for anyone who wants a fast growing no hassle tree
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December 31, 2012
I ordered the muskogee crape myrtle tree and it shipped within 5 days and arrived in two days after shipping. The tree is gorgeous and am following the directions for planting. Thank you so much for a great tree.
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December 31, 2012
This purple crape myrtle has been a fantastic addition to our backyard garden in Southern California. Trees are very hardy and bloom magnificently throughout the spring/summer.
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December 31, 2012
Planted this in the Spring. It really took off, with beautiful, healthy growth. It is now flowering, and this is the only disappointment. The website says it will flower a bright lavender. It is much closer to a pale, dusty pink. But it is still a beautiful tree. Now, I need to see whether it really survives a Zone 7 winter
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December 31, 2012
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over 2 years ago
Ordered & planted last fall, arrived in good conditon, just bare sticks all winter-wasn't sure it was alive. Then beginning of May new leaves practically overnight! First of June it suddenly got flowers, very pretty, and is doing very well, still flowering 1 1/2 months later. I live in the Mojave Desert and it seems to like the heat just fine (it's well watered). Flowers have a lighly sweet frangrance. Am looking forward to seeing how long it will flower. Very happy with this tree!
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December 31, 2012
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over 3 years ago
At first I was not happy with what I received for the money I spent. They were very well packaged, and a little spent from shipping and the brutal heat of the season (TX summer '11), they recovered nicely, but were very sparse for the price. However, this year they are beautiful and of the 9 I purchased 7 are thriving, 2 died. I was hesitant to order them again, but since trying to replace the two and having bad luck with mislableled trees I am seriously considering ordering the two I need to replace again through Fast Growing Trees. I worry that they won't be the size I need though as mine from last year have seriously filled out and grown in beautifully and they won't be the right size when I order them. I'm on the fence here
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December 31, 2012
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over 4 years ago
The trees were somewhat small upon arrival and very carefully packaged. I wasn't able to plant them immediately, and one tree, after the Santa Ana winds looked dead, but I planted both trees anyways a few days later. Both trees have amazed me! They are both producing a pastel lavender flower, and have grown both vertically and horizontally to my liking. I've had these trees less than a year, and they have not disappointed me.
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December 31, 2012
Love it! Since it arrived in April, it has already tripled in size and its already blooming...I cant be any happier...looking forward to ordering two more
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December 31, 2012
Great tree! Planted the muskogee crape myrtle as was instructed when received. The tree has tripled in size and actually bloomed late in the season which we thought was amazing. Really happy with what we got. Will purchase another next spring for the other side of the yard. Thanks for such a great crape myrtle.
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December 31, 2012
The trees are doing great! I named one of them after my Pitbull, when sahe went to sleep in May. Megan Myrtle, she was as BUTIFULL as the trees are!! Thank you, - Michae
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December 31, 2012
Exactly what I wanted! I purchased several of these 2 years ago and they are quite tall now. My husband scoffed when they arrived, but they grew tall and full considerably fast. Several times a day I look at them. Theyve added a lot of color and interest to the backyard
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December 31, 2012
The muskogee crape myrtles arrived in great condition and survived drought conditions and sandy soil here in eastern North Carolina. There were even a few blooms the first year. I would buy more if I had another spot to put them.
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December 31, 2012
As advertised - fast growing - very nice. All are still alive and growing well. Thanks!
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December 31, 2012
After visiting NC and seeing all the crepe myrtles, I fell in love with them. I now have 4 of them and cant wait to see them bloom next year
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December 31, 2012
Thank you for replying and for holding your company to such a high standards. I cant wait until Spring. I fell for the light-lilac bloom and the height.
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December 31, 2012
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Muskogee crepe
I ordered a muskogee crepe in June of 2014. I have to say this tree is fast growing, how ever instead of lavender blooms this the first for it to blossom this tree has white blossoms, wondering what happened to my lavender blooms, It arrived in excellent condition and I planted it immediately, and looked forward to seeing it blossom. They are great blossoms just not lavender.
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Buda, TX, US
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I'm curious about this particular tree. What I'm hesitant about is the root system for these trees. I was thinking of planing it within about 5' of both a concrete driveway and a sidewalk. Roughly how far does the root system extend from the tree (I'm assuming at least 15'.) I live in zone 8 around the Seattle area are these trees recommended for this zone. Lastly, the soil here is very rocky with tough clay soil...will this tree be able to handle it?
Larry V on Sep 22, 2014
Best Answer: Crape Myrtle trees have a noninvasive root structure. They're often planted within 5 feet of structures. They're also very tough and can tolerate a lot of different soil types, even if its rocky with a lot of clay. This tree sounds like it'd be perfect for your area, as long as your soil is well draining and it wouldn't get over watered.
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I live in Atlanta GA how soon could I plant this tree?
Amy Y on Feb 15, 2015
Best Answer: April / May is the best time since that allows for longest time to take root. Oh, and ALWAYS use grub killer at least a 5-6' radius (10-12' coverage across) around the tree. Bayer makes the 24 hour killer which is real good. That'll save the roots from getting munched on.
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Can I order the Muskogee lavender crepe myrtle in multi trunk?
Lynne A on May 31, 2014
Best Answer: Majority of our crape myrtles come in multi trunk, we cannot specify which one you will get.
Reply · Report · Angela SStaff on Jan 7, 2015
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will this tree lose leaves in the winter ( zone 10 ) and will nit tolerate wet feet ( soil ) ? Thank you
Michael S on Jun 8, 2014
Best Answer: The tree will lose it's leaves in the winter. My soil is not real wet so I am not sure I can answer that question. It is very beautiful though. I am really glad I bought it. It is very healthy.
Reply · Report · Valerie S on Jun 8, 2014
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Leaves started out this spring looking good. A week ago, I noticed a lot of the leaves folding up into like a cocoon. I would say 1/3 or the tree looks like that right now. It is a dark purple crepe myrtle and is about 6 years old. I do not see any bugs, webs and was wondering if something was causing the damage from the soil? I sprayed Ortho Bug and Insect liquid on them yesterday.

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lenore j on May 18, 2015
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Can I still order if I live in zone 6?
grmmie47 on Jun 3, 2014
Best Answer: You can, however, it is not recommended for a zone 6 so we cannot put a warranty on the tree. Sadly zone 6 gets a little too cold for this tree.
Reply · Report · Angela SStaff on Jan 7, 2015
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If I get this and have it planted by Memorial day, will I see flowers this year?
Betty on May 18, 2015
Best Answer: no...this is NOT a fast-growing tree...not from these folks and not if smaller size is purchased
Reply · Report · Bonnie N on May 19, 2015
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Zone 7 -if ordered in in January, what can I do with it until spring ?
carol n on Jan 10, 2015
Best Answer: You can keep it in a container in a dark room like a garage or shed that stays around 60 degrees until you're ready to plant. Just make sure the roots don't dry out. However, if your ground isn't frozen you can go ahead and plant your tree.
Reply · Report · Allison BStaff on Jan 19, 2015
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will crape myrtles spead into multiple trees?
A shopper on Jun 16, 2014
Best Answer: It is a common characteristic for Crape Myrtles to have multiple trunks, but they don't spread like weeds or multiply. You can transplant cuttings from your own tree though.
Reply · Report · Allison BStaff on Jun 18, 2014
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Does this tree come as a single trunk?
A shopper on Jun 23, 2014
Best Answer: My tree is 6 ft. tall right now and it has a single trunk, and then it has the extentions growing like the picture. You have to trim the bottom extentions at around 3-4 months, and any branches that are too long, just the tips, so your tree is more full at the middle section and they grow out more full. I have flowers right now and it's beautiful. I have it in my front yard. it's a fast growing tree. If i didn't trim it down a little it would be taller all over and like a slim tall tree with just flower at the end of the branches, instead of a fuller more flowers on the tree. I think you made the right choice. they are growing wild in the state of CAROLINA, noth and south. They love california. sincerely, Mary Jubert
Reply · Report · Mary J on Jun 24, 2014
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pruned tree hasent bloom in 2 years?
barrett p on Jun 3, 2015
Best Answer: Sometimes a nursery tree is a cutting with some hormone root booster on it, commonly they are pot bound when you get themeven though they are not very big. Wash the roots and trim off the clusters of tiny roots and the biggest of the ones down low up against the pot.
Reply · Report · william c on Jun 3, 2015
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have a lavender grape ,planted 3 summers ago had bliooms when planted but hasn/t bloomed since then should I trim the tree?
A shopper on Sep 3, 2014
Best Answer: There are several things it could need: more sun, fertilizer or pruning. When it comes to pruning a crape myrtle you do not want to do it too late in the season. That can cause new wood to be mistakenly removed, which will cause the buds to never develop.
Reply · Report · Angela SStaff on Jan 7, 2015
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when is he best time to plant?
A shopper on Jul 31, 2014
Best Answer: I'm in zone 10 and the best time to plant is the fall.planted my tree in November,
it is two years old now and is absolutely beautiful and fast growing.
it arrived very well packaged and healthy.
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Is this the right time to plant a Muskogee crape myrtle tree in Zone 7?
Annilee S on Jun 22, 2015
Best Answer: Summer is not a good time to plant any tree in Zone 7. It's too hot and will stress the tree too much. You might try planting it in a big pot in a partially shaded, protected area, and then plant it in the ground in the fall. Also, the past winter was hard on my crape myrtle, with only one of the stems making it through, so a protected area is advised for the planting location.
Reply · Report · Lawrence D on Jun 23, 2015
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when can i trim all the shoots from around the bottom of the tree?
stan g on Jun 21, 2015
Best Answer: I always trim all of mine off as they pop up. I have only allowed my Muskogee's to have about 3 tree trunks and I trim all the other off as I see them. I bought my trees 2 years ago at about 4ft tall and they are now about 10-12 ft tall and doing great!
Reply · Report · Joseph on Jun 21, 2015
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Can I plant the Muskogee trees in zone 6?
Harmony C on Jun 12, 2015
Best Answer: Zone 6 gets a little too cold for this tree, if properly cared for in the winter with the roots well insulated it may survive. I recommend a cold hardier tree fro your area though, like the Jane Magnolia or Red Rocket Crape Myrtle.
Reply · Report · Allison BStaff on Jun 18, 2015
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How close can I plant to the house?
A shopper on Oct 13, 2014
Best Answer: It can get about 20 feet wide, so at least 20 feet unless you plan on pruning the branches back.
Reply · Report · Allison BStaff on Jan 16, 2015
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Can I request a single trunk standard?
Terry D on Sep 13, 2014
Best Answer: This was passed along to people who bought this shrub before - it can only be answered by the seller. The two I bought last year were small, with many trunks - it really isn't a 'tree' until it's much larger and you trim off the extra stems to train it to be one tree.
Reply · Report · Greg on Sep 14, 2014
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How big are the trees at time of delivery?
A shopper on Jul 4, 2014
Best Answer: The 3-4 ft size is at least 3 ft tall and anywhere between 3 and 4 ft tall. The 4-5 ft tree is at least 4 ft tall and anywhere between 4 to 5 feet tall.
Reply · Report · Allison BStaff on Jul 16, 2014
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I'm in zone 9. Is this tree drought resistent?
barbara t on Jun 30, 2015
Best Answer: Once a Crepe myrtle is established, it will be quite drought tolerant. That being said, a newly planted Crepe Myrtle does require an inch of water of week for the first season, whether from rain or from your hose, until its roots are established.
Reply · Report · KarenStaff on Jul 1, 2015
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Can this tree be a container tree?
Britany on Apr 27, 2015
Best Answer: yes
Reply · Report · tommy m on May 8, 2015
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Does this tree well in Zone 7?
Susan H on Nov 13, 2014
Best Answer: Yes, the recommended growing zones are 7-11.
Reply · Report · Angela SStaff on Jan 7, 2015
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What is the size and weight of your shipping box for your 5-6 ft Muskogee Crape tree ? Will these trees lose their leaves in fall and winter ? If I plant them 20 feet apart, will their crown touch at maturity to serve as a screen wall above a 6' high fence ? Will this tree do well in Phoenix Arizona ? Do you ship to Phoenix ?
Windsor L on Nov 7, 2014
Best Answer: The size and weight of the shipping box can't be specified because each plant is different with it's own size and growth rate. They do lose their leaves in the winter. For a privacy screen plant them about 5 feet apart. Do to AZ's strict agricultural laws we can't ship this tree there.
Reply · Report · Allison BStaff on Jan 16, 2015
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will it grow in central Wisconsin, zone 4?
A shopper on Oct 18, 2014
Best Answer: Wisconsin is too cold for crape myrtles.
Reply · Report · Angela SStaff on Jan 7, 2015
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I live in Seattle - there are many zones in my area - zones 7 - 11. My zip code comes up at zone 8. Would this plant grow here? I don't see too many crate myrtle trees. Thanks.
Christie N on Sep 19, 2014
Best Answer: Yes, you are within the recommended growing zone for a Muskogee.
Reply · Report · Angela SStaff on Jan 7, 2015
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Does the Muskogee Crape require pruning for suckers?
A shopper on Aug 22, 2014
Best Answer: Should s sucker pop up from the root system of your tree it will need to be removed.
Reply · Report · Allison BStaff on Jan 16, 2015
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I have heard some crape myrtles have sap that drips from it. Do you know what varieties do this & is this one of them? How messy would this tree be planted next to a driveway?
A shopper on Jul 17, 2014
Best Answer: This tree doesn't drop sap, but it will drop it's blooms.
Reply · Report · Allison BStaff on Jan 16, 2015
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will the tree grow in state of Ohio?
Sharon J on Jul 7, 2014
Best Answer: Unfortunately Ohio gets a little too cold for this tree.
Reply · Report · Allison BStaff on Jul 9, 2014
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how does the muskogge crape myrtle hold up to wind and snow?
A shopper on Jul 7, 2014
Best Answer: A little bit of ice and snow isn't a problem for this tree.
Reply · Report · Allison BStaff on Jan 16, 2015
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Is this variety different from other varieties found from other suppliers? does it have exfoliating bark? and will it exceed 30ft? I'm using it as a driveway planting and tall vehicles may be periodically driving through it so I'm looking for something relatively tall an vase like.
richard h on Jun 27, 2014
Best Answer: Our Muskogee Crape is of the Lagerstroemia indica x fauriei 'Muskogee' variety. It will get about 25 to 30 feet tall. It does have exfoliating bark. Our trees are grafted, so they grow faster than the ones offered by other nurseries.
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Why won't some of my crepe myrtles bloom?
Joe P on Jun 27, 2015
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To: Fast Growing Trees.
Ladies/Gentlemen:

Would it be possible to order a taller tree of this type? I love the lavender blossoms and its mature size. However I am nearing 80 years old and would like to have a larger/taller tree given my age and questionable life span. LOL Mrs. F. J. Leverette
Sue L on May 20, 2015
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I live in zone 8; at the coast I am looking for a tree that will grow in this region close to the beach. Looking for suggestions of what will work up close to a mobile home.......help?
Jackie S on Apr 30, 2015
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Can the size of this tree be contained? It was recommended to us to put it inside our pool fence. It would be about 20 ft. from the edge of the pool. I love the tree, but am worried about the size of it in this area as I don't want it to get too close to pool or create too much shade in area for sun bathers. The landscaper said it can be kept at desired size easily by pruning. Is this accurate?
Leslie S on Apr 13, 2015
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Which would be better the 1-2 ft or 3-4 ft for planting in South Carolina now?
Greg W on Mar 22, 2015
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I am considering getting this plant to grow in 92356.
This is a zone 8b. It gets up to 110 degrees and during the winter it gets around 20 degrees. I want to ensure that this tree will survive?
Jason on Mar 21, 2015
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can I have this tree shipped now, I'm in zone 9?
Darlla C on Feb 12, 2015
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Picture the last time you took a walk in the woods. The young trees were not miniature bonsai versions of mature trees. Instead they were naturally thin and lanky. Young trees are programmed to race toward the light, before the competing vegetation crowds them out. Once established at 10 feet or more, they start developing a wide canopy and shedding lower limbs.





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Bare Root trees are shipped without dirt or any green foliage showing. Some customers who have never planted bare root before, think that they received a "dead stick" with roots. These dormant trees are basically sleeping over the winter as most trees do. Because of their hibernation-like stage, this is a great way to transplant these trees. Since a bare root tree lacks foliage, they need very little moisture.


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Pruning makes plants appear to be less-full than the ones you may have seen at your local big box garden center. A retailer's goal is to have plants look their best while sitting in the store. Our goal is to have them look the best after you plant them.

Pruned trees and shrubs not only travel better, but become established much quicker. So rather than supporting extra foliage, they put their energy into sending out deep roots. Once that happens, your plants become hardier and quickly explode with new top growth. Above the ground, pruning helps your plants develop a more attractive form.


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