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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.

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.

4-5 ft.
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List: $119.95
Sale: $59.98
6 at $56.98 each
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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.
3 left in stock
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List: $53.95
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6 at $25.63 each
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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.
Fungi Tree Guard
Mycorrhizal Fungi 24" Tree Guard
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Planting Mix for Crape Myrtle Trees
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:

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
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TreeGator® Jr. Watering Bag
TreeGator® Jr.


When you’re making an investment and effort in planting new trees in your landscape, you can assure their survival and growth by using TreeGator® - a truly simple and innovative drip irrigation system in a bag.

With hot summers and droughts the norm around the USA, TreeGator® is an absolute necessity to protect your new trees and shrubs.

TreeGator® is super easy to install without any tools, and it can easily be filled up with a standard garden hose or can even be connected to a rain barrel!

It's a super time saver that takes the worry out continually remembering whether you've watered your new tree or not. Plus, all the water that goes into the drip bag is used up with no waste, so TreeGator® is environmentally friendly with regard to water use.

DIEHARD Transplant
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Muskogee Crape
Transplant Fertilizer
DIEHARD™ Transplant

Get your new plants off to the right start by using DIEHARD™ Transplant.

This soil amendment contains 16 strains of mycorrhizal fungi, biostimulants, beneficial bacteria and Horta-Sorb® water management gel.

Simply sprinkle the product into the planting hole adjacent to the root ball when planting.

The organisms will start to work right away supplying the roots with much need nutrition.

The specially formulated Horta-Sorb® will reduce transplant stress and aid in water retention.


DIEHARD Transplant
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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 15-25 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
(blue area above)

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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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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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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
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Can I order the Muskogee lavender crepe myrtle in multi trunk?
Lynne A on May 31, 2014
Best Answer: My myrtle arrived as a single stem plant. Since I was growing it in a greenhouse situation (Vermont winters, ugh) I selected to keep it that way. I expect, however, that if a plant were to be cut back to 12 inches it would sprout from many of the hidden buds giving you the opportunity to foster each break and form a multi-stem plant. No guarantees, of course...but good luck.
Reply · Report · Tim C on May 31, 2014
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Can I still order if I live in zone 6?
grmmie47 on Jun 3, 2014
Best Answer: Planted my Muskogee Crap from Fast Growing Trees in late June 2012 and it is thriving. It shows this tree will do well in zone 6 as well...lots of blooms already this season...really pretty trees!
Reply · Report · Linda L on Jun 4, 2014
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what diseases does a crepe myrtle normally get?
A shopper on Sep 10, 2014
Best Answer: Can't tell you anything about diseases with Crepe Myrtle here in Texas. But our three Muskogee are doing well
in Year two. They are very drought tolerant and enjoy the 90 degree plus days of summer. We do water them
a bit more since they are young plants but will adjust as they mature. Br careful if you have deer population as
they love the leaves and will break off young saplings to the ground in rutting season. We have our muskogees caged to ward off unwanted predators.
Reply · Report · Dennis I on Sep 10, 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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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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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: no trimming will do no good. you should only remove bottom branches to maintain the trunk.
are you sure it is getting enough sunlight ?
Reply · Report · lisa z on Sep 4, 2014
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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.
Reply · Report · lisa z on Jul 31, 2014
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I had 2 Muskogee Crepe myrtle trees planted and the nursery left the root ball out the ground about 6inches and roots are growing on top the ground. Will the trees survive? The are not guarnteed.. g. e.on July 24,2014
A shopper on Jul 24, 2014
Best Answer: I am sorry I don't know the answer. While renovating an area in my lawn I exposed some of the top root, and I saw some leaf drop. I covered the exposed root, no more drop.
Reply · Report · Mildred H on Jul 25, 2014
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How close can I plant to the house?
A shopper on Oct 13, 2014
Best Answer: It is a very full tree. Mine is 8 feet from house
Reply · Report · caroline n on Oct 13, 2014
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when is the best time to plant this type of tree? spring or fall?
A shopper on Oct 10, 2014
Best Answer: I planted the day I received them. Spring or Fall just didn't matter. They are all doing very well and flowered the first year. I've order a couple for my Daughters late July and their doing well too.
Reply · Report · Lloyd C on Oct 11, 2014
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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 big are the trees at time of delivery?
A shopper on Jul 4, 2014
Best Answer: The 3 04 ft size is at least 3 ft tall and anywhere between 3 and 4 ft tall. The $ to 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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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.
Reply · Report · Allison BStaff on Jul 7, 2014
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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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will it grow in central Wisconsin, zone 4?
A shopper on Oct 18, 2014
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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
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Due to cold weather in some parts of the country, we have suspended shipping to the areas that are shaded on the map below. Please view the diagram to determine if your area has been affected. This includes anyone in Growing Zones 2, 3 or 4. If you are unsure of your growing zone, visit our Growing Zone Finder.

We will resume normal shipping in the Spring. Please see the table below for your approximate ship date. If you live in a shaded area but wish to receive your product(s) now, please visit our contact us page here or call a customer service rep toll free at 888-504-2001.

  Zone Shipping Resumes
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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. 
 
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Will my Trees and Shrubs Look Like the Photographs?

Most trees and plants on the website are pictured in their mature form. Depending on the product and growth rate, mature development can take years for your plant to resemble the photos.

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.





Potted Tree Dormant Tree Bare Root Tree
Late spring to early fall
trees are shipped potted
Some dormant trees
prefer to be potted
Most dormant trees shipped in the
late fall through spring arrive bare root

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.


Most Trees and Shrubs are Pruned Before Shipping... at No Cost to You

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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.