Tuscarora Crape Myrtle

Tuscarora Crape Myrtle

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Lagerstroemia indica x fauriei 'Tuscarora'

Another good Japanese hybrid, Tuscarora has dark coral-pink flowers and mottled light-brown bark. At about 23 feet at maturity, it is most often used as a tree specimen. The first blooms appear in early July and continue for about 70 days. Fall foliage is red-orange. Note: Regardless of hardiness zone, all crape myrtles are subject to die-back at temps below 15 degrees. Probability of this happening is increased by pruning in fall or winter. Prune only in earliest spring. Bloom will be on new wood. *Seldom Damaged by Deer* Attracts: Butterflies, Hummingbirds & Birds. Photos: U.S. National Arboretum

Ornamental Characteristics
Category Tree
foliage Type Deciduous
Height 10-20+ ft
Spread 10-15 ft
Shape Vase
Primary foliage Color Green, medium
Seasonal foliage Color Orange, reddish
Flowering Season Summer to fall
Flower Color Pink, dark coral
Berries
Environmental Characteristics
Growth Rate Fast
Sun Preferences Sun to partial shade
Water Preferences