Muskogee Crape Myrtle is a deciduous shrub or small tree that is prized for its stunning display of lavender-pink flowers that bloom in the summer. The plant can reach up to 20-30 feet in height, with a spreading canopy of delicate, arching branches. The foliage is a deep green color, turning to shades of yellow and orange in the fall.
Muskogee Crape Myrtle is a popular choice for landscaping due to its impressive height, beautiful blooms, and ease of care. It is drought-tolerant and prefers full sun, and can grow in a range of soil types. The plant can be pruned in the late winter or early spring to promote branching and increase flower production.
In addition to its ornamental uses, the Muskogee Crape Myrtle is also known for its attractive bark, which peels to reveal a smooth, cinnamon-colored surface. The plant is a favorite of pollinators such as bees and butterflies, making it a great choice for a wildlife-friendly garden.