Lagerstroemia indica 'Muskogee'

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Lagerstroemia indica (Muskogee Crepe Myrtle)

Muskogee Crepe Myrtle

Muskogee grows best in full sun with rich, moist soil but will tolerate less hospitable positions in the landscape just as well, once it becomes established. However, plants left on their own in highway medians appear to be less vigorous unless ample mulch is applied and maintained out to the drip line. The best plants are often located in irrigated landscapes. Plants defoliate in severe drought but new foliage and flowers typically emerge when summer rain returns. This cultivar has an unusually long blooming period lasting up to 120 days. It grows well in limited soil spaces in urban areas such as along boulevards, in parking lots, and in small pavement cutouts if provided with some irrigation until well established. They tolerate clay and alkaline soil well. Note the light gray-brown bark on this cultivar. This plant is considered mostly allergy free and causes little or no allergy problems in most people.


Height
20-25 Feet

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Spread
20-25 Inches

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USDA Hardiness Zone 7A to 10A

Characteristics & Attributes

Attributes
Deciduous
Exposure
Partial Sun/Shade
Growth Rate
Fast
Habit
Upright
Season of Interest (Flowering)
Summer
Soil Moisture Needs
Average
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