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!
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.
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.
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.
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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