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  • Muskogee Crape Myrtle Tree for Sale

    Muskogee Crape Myrtle Tree for Sale

 
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Muskogee Crape Myrtle Tree

Lagerstroemia indica x fauriei 'Muskogee'

$89.95

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-t- Root Rocket™ Fertilizer
Root Rocket™ Transplant Fertilizer

2oz. Packet

Get your new plants off to the right start by using Root Rocket™ 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 needed nutrition.

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

APPLICATION:
1 packet per plant

Root Rocket Fertilizer
$4.95
-t- Planting Mix
Muskogee Crape Myrtle Tree Planting Mix

Helps your Muskogee Crape Myrtle Tree get established in a fraction of the time, become more drought tolerant, and grow faster. 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.

Coarse Organic Compost... loosens and improves all types of soils while promoting proper pH levels. 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.

Use 1 bag of Planting Mix for each plant ordered.


Soil Contents
$6.95
-t- Tree Planting Kit
Tree Planting Kit
Tree Planting Kit

Getting your tree off to the right start can more than double its growth rate. Use our planting kit so your tree is ready for explosive growth.

Your planting kit includes:

  1. Tree Stake Kit to help keep your tree stable, giving roots time to grow.

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

  3. 2 oz of Root Rocket™ Mycorrhizal Fungi so your tree can quickly explode with new root growth.

$14.95
-t- 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.

Tree Gator
$19.95

Growing Zones: 7-11
(hardy down to 10℉)



Growing Zones 7-11
You are in Growing Zone: 6

Mature Height:

15-20 ft.

Mature Width:

10-15 ft.

Sunlight:

Full Sun

Growth Rate:

Moderate

Botanical Name:

Lagerstroemia indica x fauriei 'Muskogee'

Does Not Ship To:

AZ



Don't Buy Bare-Root Trees (learn why below)
 

Bright Lavender Flowers for up to 6 months!

- 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!

 



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Too Early!
It’s to early for me to write a review. It’s planted and standing straight. Leaves are dying because we are in the month of Nov. Will be able to write a better review in the spring. Just praying it survives the cold winter months.
November 16, 2018
Purchased
1 month ago
My tree is. Doing great Very happy. And the Sweetest tree. That I have ever smelled. No flowers but leaves have a sweet scent
I live in Florida growing zone 10. Sometimes the sun is a bit hot for most trees my tree is very happy. And growing by the week. The leaves of this tree have a very sweet scent so I'm very excited to see how sweet the flowers will be this comeing season. When my tree arrived it was in excellent condition I will certainly order from fast growing trees in the future
August 21, 2018
Purchased
4 months ago
Growing Zone:
10
Muskogee Crepe Myrtle Tree
The tree came and I was surprised by all the green leaves and branches it had, it was also tall. We dug the deepest hole we could and planted it within a few days. It is really flourishing and now I am awaiting a flower to come. Love it and intend to buy more soon.
July 31, 2018
Purchased
5 months ago
new planting
tow weeks planted three trees, approx. 4 foot tall, they have survived the 100+ temp for two weeks due to watering twice a day.they are healthy but small and not yet taken to new home.Wrong time of year to plant but did it anyway and feel they will survive.Have a lot of relatives (trees) in neighborhood so know they were the right choice. In six months we will know if the trees are happy
July 30, 2018
Purchased
5 months ago
So far, so good. I thought one was going to die, but all 4 seem to be improving this week with some new growth. Look forward to next year and possibly a wee bloom.
July 29, 2018
Purchased
6 months ago
Good purchase!
My trees looked good except for one. It looked dead, so I called they said they would replace it . I told them let me water it because I had 30 days to get a new one. Once I watered it it came back alive. All of them look really healthy.
July 29, 2018
Purchased
5 months ago
Growing Zone:
8
It looks like a bush not a tree
We planted the tree 3 weeks ago. The leaves are browning , some of the tiny new levels died as well. It has multiple trunks to be. I think we got the bush, not the tree. If that’s the case it’ll be very disappointing. I appreciate that it was well packed and arrived 10 days after we ordered. We just need to be patient and see what happens I guess.
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July 28, 2018
Purchased
5 months ago
Way too early to tell,received May 5-2018,have serious doubts about how it turns out,expressed desire to grow as a tree,over thirty years ago I bought a crape myrtle about 4-5 ft. tall,have a picture,could mail it to you,don't know how to do it any other way,my being 80 is my excuse,tried 3/4 times,can't find the right starter,gave you a 5 star for the benefit of the doubt.
June 29, 2018
Purchased
6 months ago
So far so good
I received my Crape Myrtle a month ago during the dry season here in central California and it is, with watering, doing well.
June 24, 2018
Purchased
11 months ago
Growing Zone:
10
Too early
The tree shipped across country and when it arrive (late) it had no leaves and was in rough shape. With MUCH TLC it is starting to have leaves (much to our surprise). In a year we might be at 4 stars, but 3 right now
June 24, 2018
Purchased
6 months ago

Planting & Care



It's Easy to Plant & Care for Your Muskogee Crape Myrtle Tree


Muskogee Crape Myrtle Tree Planting Diretions

Lagerstroemia, commonly known as the Crape Myrtle or the Crepe Myrtle Tree, is a genus of around 50 species of deciduous and evergreen trees and shrubs native to the Indian subcontinent, southeast Asia, northern Australia and parts of Oceania, and are cultivated in warmer climates around the world. The genus is named after the Swedish merchant Magnus von Lagerström, who supplied Carolus Linnaeus with plants he collected.

 

Crepe Myrtle Trees are chiefly known for their colorful and long-lasting flowers. Most species of Crepe Myrtle Tree have sinewy, fluted stems and branches with a mottled appearance that arises from having bark that sheds throughout the year. The leaves are opposite, simple, with entire margins, and vary in size. While all species of Crepe Myrtle are woody in nature, they can range in height from over 100 feet to under one foot; most, however are small to medium multiple-trunked trees and shrubs. The leaves of temperate species provide autumn color.

 

Flowers are born in summer and autumn in panicles of crinkled flowers with a crepe-like texture. Colors vary from deep purple to red to white, with almost every shade in between. Although no blue-flowered varieties exist, it is toward the blue end of the spectrum that the flowers trend, with no sight of orange or yellow except in stamens and pistils. The fruit is a capsule, green and succulent at first, then ripening to dark brown or black dryness.

 

Seasonal Information: Crepe Myrtle Trees are a great all year tree which flowers in the summer. Showcase your tree somewhere you can enjoy its blooms. Crapes are known as the “harbingers of summer” as they are their most stunning in the hot season.

 

Location: They require six to eight hours of full sunshine every day in order to grow flowers. Be sure you’re avoiding any heavily shaded areas.

 

Planting Instructions:
1) After you have found your planting area, make your hole twice as wide as the root ball and just as deep. 
2) Carefully remove the myrtle’s root ball from the container. Lightly tapping the container around the bottom will help free it up without causing too much damage to the root system. 
3) Lightly comb your hands over the root ball to free up the roots a bit before planting.
4) Place your tree in the hole and make sure that the root crown (where the root ball meets the trunk(s) of the tree) is level with the soil surface. Crapes need to be able to pull oxygen into their root systems so covering them too much may inhibit their growth. 
5) Tamp down the soil lightly as you back fill the hole to prevent air pockets from forming and then water after you’ve finished to settle the soil.
6) Mulch the area around the tree to conserve water moisture and deter competing weeds and grasses from growing.

 

Watering: Crepe Myrtles are drought tolerant, but during dry periods require some water to continue flowering. Mulching can greatly reduce the amount of times you need to water and will also deter any competing growth from getting around the base of the tree.

 

Fertilization: Crepe Myrtle are fertilized with high nitrogen fertilizers. Take care not to feed them going into the summer as excess nitrogen is great for limb and foliage growth but can inhibit bloom growth. 

 

Pests and Disease: Crepe Myrtle pests include Aphids and mold. Aphids need to be washed off with a forceful water bath or spray. You can use an environmentally safe pesticide or insecticide to wash the tree along with water. Sooty mold may appear but doesn’t harm the tree and will go away by itself so long as you control the Aphids.

 

Pruning: When pruning your Crepe Myrtle you should be careful not to heavily prune the tree. Thin out young trees to 3-4 main branches. After blooming in spring, clip the tips of the branches. Make the cut just above the point where a pair of leaves attaches to the stem. (The Razzle Dazzle series of Crape Myrtles do not require pruning).

 

Pollination: Depending on variety, crape myrtles bloom anytime from very late spring to midsummer, sometimes producing small flower clusters again four to 10 weeks after the primary flowering display ends. Once flower petals drop away, fertilized flower ovaries swell into round, green seed capsules. By late summer, the capsules are mature and begin to turn from green to red or tan, but remain plump and firm. In autumn, as the foliage turns color and drops away, the capsules dry completely, turning deep brown and split open to shed seeds. Some capsules may not split open until early winter.

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The beauty
Donald H on Dec 10, 2018
Full sun, fast growing, not huge tree, beautiful flowers, beautiful fall leaves, beautiful winter trunks.
Connie M on Oct 2, 2018
The beauty
Donald H on Dec 10, 2018
the reviews
JASMINE C on Oct 9, 2018
Full sun, fast growing, not huge tree, beautiful flowers, beautiful fall leaves, beautiful winter trunks.
Connie M on Oct 2, 2018
Crepe myrtle grows quickly and I love the color.
Paulette H on Aug 11, 2018
Fast growth, nice color
Thomas H on Aug 11, 2018
Beautiful lavender shade of flowers. So different than the other color Myrtle trees that my neighbors have.
Veronica C S on Aug 9, 2018
your comments and review will blend well
greg s on Jul 27, 2018
Pretty tree and easy to grow. Low maintenance!
Tanya D on Jul 9, 2018
I live in zone 9. This tree is listed as 7~11. Should be little work to take care of this tree in this climate.
Craig O on Jun 25, 2018
It is a beautiful tree. It is a good size or our backyard. I like the color and I needed it to be mildew resistant
Betty B on Jun 18, 2018
Memorial gift for a deceased family member who loved the color lavender.
Your prices are very competitive and video of your packaging looks professional, plants/trees look healthy!
Roy S on Jun 3, 2018
Wife loves the lavender color and long period of blooms.
Doug U on May 31, 2018
Have one at primary residence. Want one for my brother's house.
Carl C on May 22, 2018
Bought this from you and it didn't survive but wanted another one because I like the color
Robyn B on May 21, 2018
put some color in the front yard
michael p on May 8, 2018
The long blooming period and the beautiful colors. Can’t wait to see it!
Jasmin M on May 3, 2018
To replace the one that after 3 years didn't do a thing, not even leaves!
Nicole B on Apr 30, 2018
So beautiful. !!!
haidong h on Apr 16, 2018
Flowering
Guntis O on Apr 9, 2018
The Muskogee Crape Myrtle is spectacularly beautiful. My yard is in full sunshine all day requiring trees that can tolerate that . I have a rather small area, and the mature size should be just what I need. When I lived in Maryland, my favorite tree was a Crape Myrtle. I think this tree will compare favorably.
JOYCE C on Apr 8, 2018
Beautiful and will grow in my area
priscilla n on Apr 7, 2018
pretty
rebecca p on Apr 3, 2018
THE COLOR
ROSEMARIE C on Mar 31, 2018
Love purple!
Hillary P on Mar 16, 2018
I like the purple flowers and I have always liked Crape Myrtle Trees
Phillip D on Feb 18, 2018
drought resistant for california
wendy f on Dec 9, 2017
Love the color
wendy w on Nov 16, 2017
This tree fits well in the space I have available. It won't grow so large that it becomes a problem to take care of it and it won't get so big that it takes over the very narrow driveway that the trees will be planted along.
Jerry M on Nov 9, 2017
They look beautiful and I’m hoping for the same success as prior customers
Althea J on Oct 27, 2017
I like the color and mature height that it reaches
barry v on Oct 26, 2017
fast growing and beatiful purple flowers.
Robert F on Oct 25, 2017
Needed a small tree, this one is perfect for the space.. This is a beautiful fast growing tree, can't wait to see in person.
Elsa D on Oct 17, 2017
I live in South Florida, so although I am in Zone 10 I am happy it goes to zone 11 Also wanted a taller tree
David H on Oct 16, 2017
It’s beautiful flowers
Jesus M on Oct 13, 2017
lost tree to hurricane irma
petr b on Oct 10, 2017
I love the color and the way the Muskogee Crape Myrtle tree grows and how you can shape it. I live in Zone 9 where it will grow very nicely.
Rudy R on Oct 4, 2017
need fast growing tree
Irene M on Oct 3, 2017
Low maintenance, hardy and beautiful
Rajvikram S on Oct 3, 2017
This seems to be the kind of tree it will make us feel happy.
Hector B on Sep 29, 2017
I like the light purple color. In four months, the tree in 12 feet tall and covered with big blooms.
Soraya H on Jul 26, 2017
long blooming season, hearty, and minimal maintenance.... I wanted eye-popping color for the acre I manage for my hometown...I'll write more in a year to give better perspective...

the staff are just wonderful and know what they are selling ... such a relief to call a company and get immediate service with kindness and intelligence... if the trees grow well as promised, I'm a customer forever!!!!
jean r on Jul 26, 2017
BEAUTIFUL BLESSINGS
Tina T on Jul 24, 2017
height and color
George C on Jul 22, 2017
Liked the color.
Patty H on Jul 16, 2017
Thought that the colors were pretty and wanted a fast growing shady tree. So far they are coming along great!
Alex F on Jul 10, 2017
The color of the flowers!
Olivia B on Jul 6, 2017
Fast growing, privacy and blooms from spring to fall!
Taylor M on Jul 1, 2017
size, color, and growing zone
David J on Jun 28, 2017
It is gorgeous and grew sooo fast. I love it!
ROSEMARY L on May 30, 2017
Fast growing
Shannon c on May 16, 2017
the reviews
JASMINE C on Oct 9, 2018
Crepe myrtle grows quickly and I love the color.
Paulette H on Aug 11, 2018
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.
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.
If I get this and have it planted by Memorial day, will I see flowers this year?
Betty on May 18, 2015
BEST ANSWER: I planted mine, last year same period, and got flowers, this year I'm waiting to see....
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.
What is the max in height that the tree will grow? I really like the color purple but have a small front yard. I don’t want to plant a tree that gets too big.
Evelyn C on Apr 7, 2018
BEST ANSWER: The Muskogee Crape Myrtle can get 15-20ft tall and 10-15ft wide.
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.
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.
Is this tree fragrant and is it safe for animals to be on I have cats that will be climbing and playing on it?
Sandra A on Jan 23, 2017
BEST ANSWER: Crape Myrtles are not toxic to animals.
When transplanting in the fall should I prune the crêpe myrtles?
Linda W on Oct 27, 2018
BEST ANSWER: No if it comes pre-pruned by the nursery. Yes by a third otherwise.
Do you have a single trunk Muskogee Crape Myrtle Tree ?
Denford M on Jul 4, 2016
BEST ANSWER: Normally most of our Crape Myrtle's are multi truck. We cannot guarantee how many trucks they will have.
Can this tree be a container tree?
Britany on Apr 27, 2015
BEST ANSWER: Crape Myrtles prefer to be planted in the ground. If you want to put it in a container I would say it needs to be at least 30 gallons.
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.
what color are the leaves during the fall before falling, is that the second picture on the page? I am looking for fall color since we live in a area that is all pine trees
Amy B on Oct 21, 2016
BEST ANSWER: Orange red, leave berries on . They look great all winter. This is a gorgeous, fast growing tree in coastal south carolina. Needs very little shaping and should be allowed to grow big (no crape murder!)
When can I plant that tree Muskogee crape?
Lucila S on Jul 26, 2016
BEST ANSWER: because I live in Naples, FL I planted the tree as soon as it arrived and it is doing beautifully,
Is the Muskogee Crape tree bare in the winter? what does it look like when not in bloom? thanks.
Beulah C on Mar 8, 2016
BEST ANSWER: In MA it gets a little thin during brutal winters. Comes back quick. We are very pleased. Usually hangs in there for the bulk of it unlike all our other shrubs.
Are these trees messy?
Urs's trees on Jan 30, 2016
BEST ANSWER: No, thse are not messy trees. They grow a little slow, but are nice flowering trees
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.
how should this tree be pruned?
Elmer B on Aug 21, 2017
BEST ANSWER: Crape pruning is always a “mixed bag” if asking anyone when and how to prune. “Crape murder” is a common term heard with those who go far beyond what is necessary when trimming their myrtles. Prune in the late winter before any of the growth begins. If done in the late fall you will jeopardize the tree’s dormancy state which can lead to the tree dying. Sterilize your cutting tools with rubbing alcohol to ensure no pathogens infect the tree and always make your cuts at a 45 degree angle.

Some prefer to chop off all of the branches at a uniformed height every year leaving the stubs for the winter season that form a ball of growth in the springtime. This is good for height control and a uniformed border but can commonly result in knobby stems and bunchy growths that are easily susceptible to disease and aphid pests. This is where the term “crape murder” comes into play. Only a light pruning of the myrtle is needed to encourage plenty of blooms but “beauty is in the eye of the beholder” when it comes to choosing the shape of your crapes.

For a more graceful tree shape, remove all but 4-5 strong trunks and then remove the lateral branches around the bottom ½ of the tree. To encourage branching, make your cuts on the longer, leggy limbs. Try not to over prune too early, do your basic pruning then allow the tree to grow a bit and then continue shaping over time. Remove any damaged, diseased, or crossing branches during the late winter. Also be sure to remove any suckers or low growths to prevent your crape from looking more shrub-like.
I live in an area, where the deer think my yard is a salad bar, is this tree deer resistant? I would like to let it grow as more of a bush and be able to trim it regularly to use the foliage and flowers for my floral design business. If the deer are always trimming if for me, than that won't be an option. :-)
Laurie H on Oct 27, 2016
BEST ANSWER: It is is deer resistant. However if food is sparse deer will eat anything.
I need a tree for shade and privacy for a townhouse. Might be 12ft from house to sidewalk.. Will this tree work? and what about planting now in SEPT OCT??
Kim D on Sep 19, 2016
BEST ANSWER: I bought a small tree like this and planted it in the spring. It's really grown a lot. I've planted other kinds of trees in the fall and have never had a problem. I wouldn't hesitate planting it. As far as whether it will fit in your yard check the stats on the Web page to see how big it will get. I don't remember but the website will explain all that. Fast growing trees was wonderful. The tree arrived quickly and in good shape. Hope this helps.
Hi I have my muskogee crape myrtle planted in the center of a circle that I did out of retaining wall blocks and I filled it with screened top soil which is a really moist dirt. Will my muskogee crape myrtle be okay? How often should I water it being that I have it in moist soil that will eventually drain?
Sammy jean on Apr 17, 2016
BEST ANSWER: I have two of them, one in circle like yours, only getting sufficient water from lawn sprinkler, the other one I water deeply once a week which is working great so far.Love them!
can this tree grow next to a fence considering it's multi trunk, can it be trimmed as single trunk?
Laney H on Apr 9, 2016
BEST ANSWER: We planted ours next to a fence but it's very slow growing in MA. I would say it's kind of the luck of the draw if you get one with a strait trunk. It can be done.
Is there a difference between the myrtle tree or bush?
Marcy S on Oct 25, 2015
BEST ANSWER: Definitely, The bush is smaller and therefore resembles a bush but the tree grows much taller. So its your choice.
Does the Muskogee Crape loses its leaves any time during the year? For how long?I am in zone 9
Maurico C on Sep 3, 2015
BEST ANSWER: Yes. We're in Zone 8, Rogue Valley of SW Oregon. Leaves fall in late October and don't leaf out until late April. Buds appear in late June, blooming in July through September.
Does this tree(The Muskogee Crape) stay green all year round?
Maurico C on Sep 3, 2015
BEST ANSWER: It is not an evergreen so it will lose its leaves in the winter and will get some red foliage in the fall.
When is the best time for Pruning?
James W on Jul 18, 2015
BEST ANSWER: Hi James
You want to wait until your tree is dormant. In south carolina for instance, I prune my crape myrtles in February. The key to pruning is to prune no more than 10%. Criss crossing branches that reduce air circulation in the middle of the tree or a stray branch. Do not hack the whole thing back, this is very stressful to a tree. A very good sight for proper pruning techniques is www.Clemson.edu/extension.
I'd like to order now, but have it shipped in Sept. Can this be done?
jimmy m on Jul 10, 2015
BEST ANSWER: Hi Jimmy
This is the perfect time to place your order for a later date, when the weather cools. Please call our sales department at 1(888)504-2001 and they will be happy to help you.
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.
Why won't some of my crepe myrtles bloom?
Joe P on Jun 27, 2015
BEST ANSWER: That's a pretty broad question, but I'll say this. I have a number of them, and this past winter (I'm in NJ zone 6-7) really pounded them good. I lost one Rhapsody in Pink crape. My back yard Muskogee is now blooming. My front yard Musk hasn't. I have 2 Rhapsody crapes that survived one in near full bloom and one that's having trouble. Crape myrtles do pretty well in NJ, but they are slower due to the climate. Other issues may be not enough water / fertilizer. They really DO need a LOT of full sun, so anything less is going to hurt them. Plus I found that you have to wrap them with some kind of shield during the winter for newer crapes just to protect their trunks from cold damage, so I kept a treegator on and that worked well along with a heavy mound of mulch. This year I'm also going to wrap them with a clear painters tarp stuffed with fall leaves.
Is this the right time to plant a Muskogee crape myrtle tree in Zone 7?
Annilee S on Jun 22, 2015
BEST ANSWER: It is safe to plant this tree in the spring, summer and fall.

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Estimated Shipping Time: Most orders ship immediately, however some orders may ship in 1-2 business days (we do not ship on the weekends) from date of purchase. As noted on the website, some items are seasonal, and may only ship in spring or fall. Once your order is shipped, you'll receive an email with a tracking number.


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You can still order, but due to cold weather, we have delayed shipping to the areas shaded on the map below. We want your new plant to thrive right out of the box, so we will wait on shipping your order until the weather is ideal. This includes anyone in Growing Zones 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.


Zone Map

Zone

Shipping Resumes

Zones 3 & 4

Week of Apr 29th

Zones 5-11

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Shipping Cost


Amount of Order

Standard

Less than $15

$11.95

$15.00-$23.99

$13.95

$24.00-$39.99

$16.95

$40.00-$79.99

$19.95

$80.00 - $98.99

$24.95

$99.00+

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