Tuskegee Crape Myrtle
Lagerstroemia indica 'Tuskegee'
The dark rose flowers of Tuskegee bloom in late June and continue till fall. Bark is a mottled light gray and tan. Habit is upright and spreading, reaching around 17 feet in height.
Resistant to mildew. 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
|Category||Large Flowering Shrub or Small Flowering Tree|
|Height||10' - 20'|
|Primary Foliage Color||Green, medium|
|Seasonal Foliage Color||Yellow, Orange, or Red|
|Flower Color||Pale, Rose Pink|
|Sun Preferences||Full Sun|
|Water Preferences||Average: Ensure planting area provides adequate drainage.|