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Muskogee Crape

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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.

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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.

4-5 ft.
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April 21st, 2014
List: $119.95
Sale: $89.96
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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.

Ships Tomorrow
Fri, Apr 25
List: $93.95
Sale: $70.46
6 at $66.94 ea.
Qty:  
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.

Ships Tomorrow
Fri, Apr 25
List: $53.95
Sale: $40.46
6 at $38.44 ea.
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Muskogee Crape
Planting Kit
Planting Kit Crape Myrtle Trees Planting Kit

Getting your tree off to the right start can more than double its growth rate. Your tree arrives pre-pruned... ready for explosive growth.

Your planting kit includes:
  1. 2 oz of Mycorrhizal Fungi so your tree can quickly explode with new root growth.

  2. Breathable Tree Guard protects against gnawing mice, rabbits, deer and mowers.

  3. Crape Myrtle Trees Slow Release Fertilizer Tablets. Your tree will get the optimal nutrition when it needs it most.
Fungi Tree Guard Fertilizer Tabs
Mycorrhizal Fungi 24" Tree Guard Fertilizer Tablets
$19.95
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Planting Mix for Muskogee Crape
Planting Mix

Helps your Muskogee Crape get established in a fraction of the time, become more drought tolerant, and grow faster. Specially developed for plants that need a low pH. Here's how:

Mycorrhizal Fungi and Beneficial Bacteria... It's like a Probiotic for your tree... creating an explosion of fine hair roots that vastly improves nutrient and water uptake.

Course Organic Compost... loosens and improves all types of soils while promoting proper pH levels for acid loving plants. You get better drainage and moisture retention.

Microbial Fertilizers... including Sea Kelp, Yucca, and 100 other elements proven to gently feed your tree without burning the roots.


Soil Contents
$13.95
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Espoma Plant Food
Espoma Holly-Tone


Espoma Holly-Tone is a plant food that is specially formulated for acid-loving trees and shrubs such as Holly, Azaleas, Dogwood Trees and Rhododendrons.

If your acidic friendly plants are lacking vibrancy or are not blooming as well as usual, use Espoma Holly-Tone twice per year in spring and autumn to perk them up and give them a boost of nutrients that they need.

It will bring luster to leaves, bring on an exploasion of flowers and thicken roots so that plants can absorb more moisture.

Holly Tone
$17.95
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Ships at the Proper Planting Time for Your Area
South ships on date above. North ships in spring.

* 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 15-25 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: 25-30 ft.
Mature Width: 20 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 generally recommended for zones: 7-11
(shaded area above)

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Why Buy from Fast Growing Trees?

Save Money

Save thousands by shopping in the convenience of your own home instead of paying a landscaper for trees that struggle.

Tree to Door

Receive well developed, large trees and shrubs that thrive in your area.  Varieties that are easy to grow, long lived, and trouble free.  Your plants are clearly marked for size, pruned to a nice pleasing shape, and are delivered right to your doorstep.

No Chemicals

We shun growth regulators and other chemicals that make plants look good in the stores but struggle to survive once planted.

Large Size

Some nurseries charge you for a taller tree then chop 1/3 off, so it will fit in a shorter box. This saves them on shipping but can harm your tree and make you wait longer for it to grow back.

When Will I Get My Order?

Northern Areas shaded on the below Map are shipped in Spring. You can find your ship date next to Your Growing Zone on the chart below. If this is a Gift, or you want your plants sooner, we’re happy to ship them out right away.

Southern & Western Areas colored White on the Map are generally shipped right away unless the product page gives a specific ship date. If you prefer to plant later in spring when the weather warms up, just let us know and we’ll delay your shipping.

 
  Zone Shipping Resumes
  Zone 2 May 1st
  Zone 3 May 1st
  Zone 4 May 1st
  Zone 5 April 15th
  Zone 6,7,8,9,10,11 Ships Now


Can I Plant Now?

Yes…Your Muskogee Crape can be planted any time of year… even Winter. Roots will continue to grow on warm days, giving your tree a head-start for Spring. ;

How do I Request a Different Ship Date?

Call us at 888-504-2001, email us or enter your requested ship date in our shopping cart next to the billing information section. 

Additional Info for Those Who Love to Read:

Orders are occasionally delayed if we see really bad weather approaching, or if we encounter unusual circumstances. A small number of our plants show a specific release date. If you purchase one of these and would like your other items sooner, just let us know. 
 
Amount of Order Shipping Charge
Less than $15 $8.95
$15.00-$23.99 $11.95
$24.00-$39.99 $14.95
$40.00-$79.99 $18.95
$80.00-$98.99 $23.95
$99+ ~28% of order


It's Easy to Plant your Muskogee Crape


Step 1 - Dig Your Hole

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

If you're planting a hedge, mark out a visual guide by placing stakes five to six feet apart and looping string around them. Plant the where the stakes are and they'll grow together to make a dense privacy screen.

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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Most useful customer reviews:
By: Robin in York, PA on 8/19/2009
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.

By: Ricardo in Bristol, CT on 8/6/2009
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.

By: John in Cape Coral, FL on 6/9/2009
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.

By: Sal in Atlanta, GA on 7/23/2009
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.

By: CF in Richmond, VA on 11/13/2008
As advertised - fast growing - very nice. All are still alive and growing well. Thanks!

By: Bob in the CT Shoreline on 11/13/2008
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!

By: Dene on 11/13/2008
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.

By: Dot in Dover, NC on 11/9/2008
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.

By: Tom in Muskogee, OK on 11/20/2008
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.

By: Patricia on 9/9/2008
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.

By: Avarismimi in Houston, TX on 7/15/2009
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.

By: Sam in Long Beach, CA on 11/9/2008
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.

By: Nancy Porter
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!

By: Tammy
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.

By: Reva Fletcher
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!

By: Lawrence Dorries
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 !

By: Michael
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, - Michael

By: Vicky
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.

By: Maxine Wilde
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!


By: Vivian "Dawn" Isbelle
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!

By: Melissa Horvath
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.

By: jeff
doing well...survived a harsh Texas summer, grew ok, bloomed well. expect big things this spring

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