Crape Myrtle Muskogee

Muskogee Crape Myrtle Potted

Muskogee Crape Myrtle Potted

Muskogee Crape Myrtle Potted

Muskogee Crape Myrtle Potted

Lagerstroemia (indica x fauriei) ‘Muskogee’

A member of the Indian Series, the Muskogee Crape Myrtle is characterized by an exceptionally fast growth rate unequaled by all of the hybrid selections from the United States Department of Agriculture National Arboretum, Muskogee produces an impressive mature tree specimen. In 15 to 20 years, Muskogee reaches a height of 30 feet and a width of 15-20 feet with a massive trunk caliper.

Muskogee flowers are light lavender and very prolific with an unusually long blooming period lasting up to 120 days. Foliage shows excellent vigor with glossy green leaves that are capable of turning bright red in autumn. Exfoliating bark is an attractive shiny light gray to tan color. Muskogee is certainly one of the best United States Department of Agriculture National Arboretum hybrid selections where a full sized tree is desired within a reasonably short time frame.


Muskogee Crape Myrtle Landscape

Muskogee Crape Myrtle Landscape

Ornamental Characteristics:

Native Origin:
China & Korea/Hybrid origin

Common Names:
Muskogee

Description:
Hardy Range: 7A to 10A
Mature Height: 25’ to 35’
Mature Spread: 15’ to 25
Growth Rate: 15 to 20 years to maturity
Form: Vase shaped; tree form or multi-trunk
Persistence: Deciduous

Ornamental Characteristics:
The flowers are lavender and are very showy, lasting spring through fall. Foliage is green, turning to an attractivered in fall. The fruit is dry, oval, round, persistent and attractive and brown in color. Exfoliating bark is light gray to tan in color.

Environment:
Soil: Sand, loam, clay; acidic; alkaline; well-drained
Salt: Medium
Exposure: Full sun

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Muskogee Crape Myrtle Flower

Muskogee Crape Myrtle Flower

Muskogee Crape Myrlte Bark

Muskogee Crape Myrtle Bark