Muskogee Crape Myrtle - multi stem Tree
Muskogee Crape Myrtle - multi stem Leaf
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Muskogee Crape Myrtle - multi stem Tree
Muskogee Crape Myrtle - multi stem Leaf
Muskogee Crape Myrtle - multi stem Additional Product Shot 145
Muskogee Crape Myrtle - multi stem Additional Product Shot 1352
Muskogee Crape Myrtle - multi stem Additional Product Shot 1384

Growth Facts

  • Hardiness Zone: 6-9
  • Spacing: 15-20'
  • Exposure: Full Sun
  • Deer Resistant: Yes
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Muskogee Crape Myrtle - multi stem
Lagerstroemia indica 'Muskogee' (lavender pink)
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Bring a little Southern hospitality to your front entranceway, pool, or patio with a Muskogee Crape Myrtle. This fast-growing multi-stemmed ornamental tree will say, “Welcome to our home” with its frilly soft lavender-pink flowers over a long period in summer. In fall it will often give a fond farewell to the summer season with a lavish display of red autumn foliage, too, and in winter it will show off its lovely smooth marbled trunks. In very mild-winter climates, Muskogee can become a 30-foot tree, so give it room to strut its stuff if you live in the Deep South.

Growth Facts

  • Hardiness Zone: 6-9
  • Spacing: 15-20'
  • Exposure: Full Sun
  • Deer Resistant: Yes
  • Show more ›
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The Story

Andre’ Michaux was born in 1796 is Versailles France and thanks to lessons learned from his father became a gifted grower. After losing his beloved wife during childbirth just 11 months after they were married, Michaux was devastated. With a love of country, he devoted himself to the study of botany and was determined to make himself useful to France. In 1782 he traveled to the Middle-east. For three years he collected plants and seeds, enduring many hardships along the way. His determination did not go unnoticed and after arriving home was asked to lead an expedition to North America in search for new species of trees to rebuild depleted forests that were stripped during years of war. Appointed by King Louis XVI and Queen Marie Antoinette in 1785 he set out for North America with a small group, including his now 15 year old son, Fransois. For years Michaux explored a young America, shipping new plant varieties to France as well as introducing new plants to America such as Mimosa and Lagerstroemia.

The Details

Covered in lavender pink papery flower clusters in summer, Muskogee is just a beaut! A common fixture in Southern gardens, Crape Myrtle flourishes in warm, dry weather but this particular variety is one of the hardiest and will survive in more Northern temps as well. Just imagine a grove of these planted together - simply wonderful y'all! 

How to Grow

Crape Myrtles love to bake in hot sun and clay soil.  That’s why they’re a fixture in the South, where they’re sometimes called “Summer Lilacs.”  In the North, they may die back in cold winters, often growing back from the roots.  You’ll want to wait until spring to prune Muskogee.  Luckily, Crape Myrtles bloom on “new wood,” meaning that if you do trim them in spring, you won’t be cutting off any flower buds.  After a spring spruce-up, Muskogee will still bloom its heart out in mid- to late summer.

More Info

Cold Tolerance/Hardiness Zone 6
Heat Tolerance/Hardiness Zone 9
Exposure Full Sun
Avg Mature Height 20'
Avg Mature Width 15'
Spacing 15-20'
Growth Rate Fast
Leaf Color Green
Fall Leaf Color Red
Flower Color Lavender-Pink
Flower Time Summer
Cary Award Winner No
PA Gold Medal Award No
Attractive Bark Yes
Attracts Birds No
Attracts Butterflies No
Attracts Hummingbirds No
Attracts Pollinators No
Deer Resistant Yes
Drought Tolerant Yes
Dry, Poor Soils No
Edible Fruit No
Fragrant No
Groundcover No
Hedge/Windbreak No
Native No
Salt Tolerance/Seashore No
Seasonal Cut Branches No
Shade Tolerance No
Showy Flowers Yes
Specimen Yes
Urban Conditions Yes
Utility Line Trees Yes
Wet Moist Soils No
Winter Interest Yes
Woodland Garden No
Decor/Craft Use No

Size Guide

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Scale

Size: B

Size B

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Size B Trees:

8' tall clump. Limbed up high to present the beautiful bark. Grown in our #15 tree container with well developed branching. Flowering age. Expect color your first summer!

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Muskogee Crape Myrtle - multi stem Tree
Muskogee Crape Myrtle - multi stem Leaf
Muskogee Crape Myrtle - multi stem Additional Product Shot 145
Muskogee Crape Myrtle - multi stem Additional Product Shot 1352
Muskogee Crape Myrtle - multi stem Additional Product Shot 1384