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Crape Myrtle - Muskogee / Size 1
Muskogee Crape Myrtle


 
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*Availability Status: Currently unavailable - Winter dormancy
*Average Plant Shipping Size: 16" - 20" tall

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Our Price : $5.95

Product Code: MYRMUS1

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Lagerstromia indica 'Muskogee'



Nice dark green foliage with light pastel lavender flowers. Very pretty crape myrtle. Has a gray colored peeling bark. A full sized Crape Myrtle variety with really good growth rate. One of the fastest growers we have actually.

Muskogee is a variety of Crape Myrtle that has actually been around for a number of years - sort of an old traditional standby. Hard to beat when you combine the fast growth rate, nice large full mature size, dark foliage with the soft lavender blooms. It's all a nearly perfect combination that really works very well together.


Removal of expired flower heads will oftentimes prolong & increase the duration of blooms - sometimes well into early October in many areas of the country. Yearly pruning should be performed - typically in either early fall, or in very late winter ( just before bud break in the spring ). We recommend pruning branches back to the point where they are the diameter of approximately 1/2" - 3/4" on more established specimens .......Certainly no larger in diameter than 3/4". Pruning will be much less in very young specimens for the first 2 - 3 seasons. Yearly pruning will spur additional branching habit the following season which, in turn, will spur on a maximum amount of blooms year after year since blooms are always produced at the ends of the current years' new growth. This is one of the main reason we suggest removal of old expired blooms to help prolong production of new blooms.


Height:
20ft
Spread: 6 - 10ft
Growth Rate: Moderate to fast
Hardiness Zones: 7 - 10
Sun Exposure: Full sun to partial shade
Soil Preference: Average to slightly moist & fertile - well drained

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