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Muskogee Crape Myrtle

( Lagerstroemia 'Muskogee' )

Crape Myrtle Muskogee Preferred Exposure:Crape Myrtle Muskogee S & J Nursery 45 gallon pot St. Augustine

 

- Full sun is needed for Muskogee Crape Myrtles to grow and bloom properly.

 

Muskogee Crape Myrtle Foliage | Bark:

 

- Large green deciduous foliage of the Muskogee CCrape Myrtle turns red in the fall before falling off the tree for winter.

 

- Bark of the Muskogee Crape Myrtle is a beautiful mottled brown and tan color and smooth textured.Very Pretty.

 

Muskogee Crape Myrtle Soil Preference / Salt Tolerance:

 

- Muskogee Crape Myrtles do well in most soils providing they are well draining.

 

Muskogee Crape Myrtle Size Variance:

 

- Crape Myrtle Muskogee is one of the larger growing selections and can grow up to 25 feet high and wide. Use Muskogee when you have plenty of space to let it grow to its full potential, stunning against a two story backdrop.

 

Crape Myrtle Muskogee Growth Habit:

 

- Upright spreading tree will maintain a vase like shape when young or pruned heavily and gradually round out when allowed to naturally mature.

 

Crape Myrtle Muskogee Growth Rate:

 

- Muskogee Crape Myrtles are extremely fast growing.

 

Muskogee Crape Myrtle Bloom:

 

- Muskogee Crape Myrtle blooms have been desribed to me by homeowners in different ways, sometimes I often have people requesting the pale pink flowering Crape Myrtle and when we find what they wanted its really the light lavender colored Muskogee Crape Myrtle they are looking for. They get so tall so quickly youll find yourself looking up at them towards the sun trying to decide it that is a pink bloom or a lavender bloom or is it a pinkish lavender? Well its classified everywehre as a light lavender and either way its soft hues are soothing to the eye and beautiful from up close and down the street.

 

Crape Myrtle Muskogee Water Requirements:

 

- Crape Myrtles trees are drought tolerant after they are established in the landscape but will need to be watered well after planting for two weeks to three months in the establishment period depending on the size of the tree being planted and during prolonged periods of drought after established in the landscape.

 

Butterfly or Bird Attracting:

 

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Best Uses For Crape Myrtles:

 

- Few trees make quite the statement in the landscape that a Crape Myrtle can. They bloom for months with little care on our part to keep them looking spectacular. Its little wonder they hold such a place in our hearts and in our gardens.

 

- Plant them alone as a specimen accent or in groups for added dramatic flare. With so many varieties, colors and sizes to choose from, no southern garden should be without at least one!

 

- Crape Myrtles are the perfect touch of color when interplanted in hedge rows for privacy screens or property borders.

 

- Low maintenance and drought tolerant once established, Crape Myrtles make excellent commercial plantings for parking lots and street trees.

 

Care of Crape Myrtles:

 

- Water every day during the establishment period. See watering your newly planted trees for more information.

 

-They will need good water during the establishment period and supplemental irrigation during dry spells or particularly hot dry summers.

 

- All Crape Myrtles bloom on new wood and should be pruned in winter or early spring for best bloom.

 

- Take care to remove basal suckers and small twiggy growth each year on larger specimens and remove crossing or touching branch growth as well as branches growing towards the center rather than the more desirable growth that grows out and away from other branches.

 

- During the summer growth season you can choose to trim old blooms and your Crape Myrtle will put out a second lighter and slightly smaller bloom to replace it and prolong your bloom season.

 

- Provide a 1 ft diameter circle of mulched area where grass is kept from growing for each inch of caliper (or diameter) of trunk measured 4 inches from the ground level.

 

- Fertilize each spring with a heaping shovel of compost or a mixture of milorganite and a slow release poly coated plant food such as Osmocote or Stay Green general purpose plant food, sprinkling the fertilizer around the mulch circle underneath the foliage of the tree.

 

 


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