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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!


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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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
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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
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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.

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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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
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
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
2 years ago
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
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
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
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
1 year ago
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
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
As advertised - fast growing - very nice. All are still alive and growing well. Thanks!
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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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
1 year 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
1 year ago
doing well...survived a harsh Texas summer, grew ok, bloomed well. expect big things this sprin
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December 31, 2012
2 years ago
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
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
2 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
3 years ago
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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.
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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!
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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
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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.
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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 ?
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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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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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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.
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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.
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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.
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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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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. 

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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.