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    Muskogee Crape Myrtle Tree for Sale

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Muskogee Crape Myrtle Tree

Lagerstroemia indica x fauriei 'Muskogee'

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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.


Full Sun


15-20 ft.

Growth Rate:


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Botanical Name:

Lagerstroemia indica x fauriei 'Muskogee'

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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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Customer Reviews

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93 Reviews
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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
January 1, 2013
over 6 years ago
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!
January 1, 2013
over 5 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.
January 1, 2013
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.
August 29, 2014
I love my Crape. I highly recommend this. low maintenance and blooms all summer. I still have blooms and its October.
October 6, 2014
Garnet Valley, PA
over 4 years ago
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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 !
January 1, 2013
over 6 years ago
Muskogee Crape
The tree I received was healthy and ready to plant. Muskogee Crapes grow quickly and their roots grow rapidly as well. They bloom all summer long! The only negative was it was a little younger than I expected for the price.
October 21, 2014
over 3 years ago
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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.
August 3, 2014
Roanoke, VA
over 5 years ago
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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
January 1, 2013
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
January 1, 2013
over 4 years ago

Planting & Care

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

Muskogee Crape Myrtle Tree Planting Diretions 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.

Planting & Care

Questions & Answers

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Why did you choose this? Store
I like the purple flowers and I have always liked Crape Myrtle Trees
Phillip D on Feb 18, 2018
Love the color
wendy w on Nov 16, 2017
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
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 six months of flowers and the beautiful color! :)
Jay J on May 4, 2017
Primarily its size and is drought tolerant. We are looking for a tree with beautiful colors that would provide plenty of shade.
Ann T on May 2, 2017
KATHERINE D on Apr 29, 2017
color shade tree for front yard
JAMES W on Apr 27, 2017
Will coordinate with the bright pink myrtles we already have
Amanda H on Apr 8, 2017
Doing very well great condition,
Ethel M on Mar 22, 2017
Beauty and color
Nelson J on Mar 8, 2017
For their beauty!
Lois M on Mar 4, 2017
because of the purple flowers and long lasting bloom time
claire b on Feb 27, 2017
arkadiusz k on Feb 23, 2017
Needed a cover for the A/C so far its not growing hopefully this spring it will grow.
Bettie R on Feb 21, 2017
Color and eventual size
Thomas S on Jan 4, 2017
Rapid growth and flower color
Michael S on Nov 23, 2016
Color will be great on Galveston Bay
Jeff m on Nov 15, 2016
Appearance, reviews
Gary S on Oct 30, 2016
to complete my mom's landscaping in the backyard.
sandra c on Oct 16, 2016
Fast growing and the reviews
Roni c on Oct 10, 2016
Nice looking and can easily be planted next to concrete walkway/drive.
alex p on Oct 10, 2016
I have 3 in white and they are low maintenance, beautiful color and hardy through tough winters.
Gregory B on Oct 7, 2016
Love the color and the customer reviews were great.
Tina F on Oct 5, 2016
I have an area that is about 10 feet wide at the side of my house and need shade. These trees should be perfect for that application. Also, the color...lavender! What is not to love?
Joy T on Oct 3, 2016
They look pretty! They better be healthy and not die on me!
jessica m on Oct 2, 2016
your trees look beautiful and the comments were all very good , i hope the trees perform as advertised
joan c on Sep 29, 2016
I already have them, and I love them. They are beautiful, hardy and fast growing.
Brenda L on Sep 19, 2016
drought resistant for california
wendy f on Dec 9, 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
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.
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.
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.
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....
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: No it is not fragrant that I have noticed. As far as I know it should be safe for your cats. My inside/outside cat lies under mine all the time during the warm weather.
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.
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.
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: I live in an area that have a very small deer population. Haven't had an issue with them. The tree is growing nicely.
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.
When is the best time for Pruning?
James W on Jul 18, 2015
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
I'd like to order now, but have it shipped in Sept. Can this be done?
jimmy m on Jul 10, 2015
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.
Can I plant the Muskogee trees in zone 6?
Harmony C on Jun 12, 2015
BEST ANSWER: Zone 6 gets a little too cold for this tree, if properly cared for in the winter with the roots well insulated it may survive. I recommend a cold hardier tree for your area though, like the Jane Magnolia or Red Rocket Crape Myrtle.
I am considering getting this plant to grow in 92356.
This is a zone 8b. It gets up to 110 degrees and during the winter it gets around 20 degrees. I want to ensure that this tree will survive?
Jason on Mar 21, 2015
BEST ANSWER: It's a deciduous tree so will lose its leaves and survive winter no problem. Heat is also no problem, they love it
How close can I plant to the house?
A shopper on Oct 13, 2014
BEST ANSWER: It can get about 20 feet wide, so at least 20 feet unless you plan on pruning the branches back.

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