Muskogee Crape Myrtle

Lagerstroemia indica x fauriei 'Muskogee'

SKU
00889
Panicles of light lavender-pink flowers appear amid glossy green foliage that turns red in fall. The cinnamon colored bark is smooth, peeling to a shiny light gray. A large shrub or small tree that makes an excellent specimen or group planting. Deciduous.
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Once established, water occasionally; more in extreme heat or containers.

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Botanical Pronunciationla-ger-STRE-mee-a IN-dih-kuh fa-ru-EE-i
Average Size at MaturityModerate growing; reaches 15 to 20 ft. tall, 15 ft. wide
Bloom TimeSummer
Deciduous/ EvergreenDeciduous
Flower AttributeShowy Flowers
Flower ColorPurplish-pink
Foliage ColorGreen
Garden StyleCottage, Mediterranean, Rustic
Growth HabitRound
Growth RateModerate
Landscape UseContainer, Firescaping/Fire Wise, Mass Planting, Specimen, Urban Garden
Light NeedsFull sun
Soil NeedsTree & Shrub Food
Special FeatureAttractive Bark, Fall Color, Waterwise
Water NeedsLow
Watering NeedsOnce established, water occasionally; more in extreme heat or containers.
Companion PlantsMagnolia (Magnolia); Lilyturf (Liriope); False Heather (Cuphea); Agapanthus (Agapanthus); Indian Hawthorn (Rhaphiolepis)

Thrives in average, well-drained soil. Water deeply, regularly during first growing season to establish an extensive root system; reduce frequency, once established. Feed in early spring. Thin young trees late winter to early spring; leave 3 to 7 main trunks or canopy branches. Remove suckers from the base of older trees.

This Plant's Growing Zones: 6-9

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