Lagerstroemia indica ‘Muskogee’

('Muskogee' Crape Myrtle)


$149.99


Hardiness Zones:

 6a  6b  7a  7b  8a  8b  9a  9b

Quick Overview:

‘Muskogee’ is a large, deciduous, upright-spreading, multi-stemmed shrub or small tree with a vase-shaped crown that primarily features (1) glossy, elliptic to oblong, dark green leaves (to 4" long) that turn red-orange in fall, (2) terminal inflorescences (to 10? long) of crepe-papery, light lavender-pink flowers that bloom from early/mid-summer to early fall, and (3) gray to tan bark which exfoliates with age. Flowers give way to round seed capsules which often persist well into winter. In the deep South, this cultivar can easily be grown as a shrub or small tree to 15-25? tall.

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Description

Best grown in average, medium moisture, well-drained soils in full sun. Does well in loamy, clay soils with good drainage. Benefits from a slow release fertilizer. Overly fertile soils tend to produce lush foliage growth at the expense of flowering with somewhat increased susceptibility to winter injury. Water roots deeply, particularly in dry spells, but avoid wetting the foliage. Plant in a protected location and apply a winter mulch.

Additional information

Common Name

'Muskogee' Crape Myrtle

Botanical Name

Lagerstroemia indica 'Muskogee'

Container/Amount

15 gallon

Evergreen or Deciduous

Deciduous

Hardiness Zone

6a, 6b, 7a, 7b, 8a, 8b, 9a, 9b

Growth Rate

Average

Light Requirements

Sun

Height

4 to 12'

Width

4 to 12'

Soil Condition

Well-drained

Water Needs

Average

Blooming Period

mid summer/early fall

Flower Color

lavender

Fragrance

No

Foliage Color

dark green

Deer Resistant

Yes

Fall Color

red-orange

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