47. Lagerstroemia indica x fauriei – Crape Myrtle ‘Muskogee’
Scientific Name: Lagerstroemia indica x fauriei ‘Muskogee’
Although native to India, crape myrtles are a staple in the southern United States. This is because they have beautiful summer flowers, interesting bark, and brilliant fall colors. In addition, they provide excellent bird habitat and nectar for bees. Because of its popularity as the “lilac of the south,”there are countless cultivars. These have been developed for everything from frost resistance to flower color, depending on the area in which it was cultivated. The Muskogee cultivar is known for its rare lavender flowers and up to 120 day blooming period. Additionally, it is extremely mildew resistant, making it an excellent choice for areas with wet seasons.
DBH: 4.5 inches