The Tuscarora Crape Myrtle tree is a long-time favorite of ours due to its long period of breathtaking blooms and handsome fall foliage that accentuates any garden or landscape in no time!
The Tuscarora Crape Myrtle is unique for its deep-coral flowers, orange red coloring in the fall. Another amazing feature is its smooth, mottled, light cinnamon brown bark. The crape myrtle’s coral pink flowering peaks in August, when the summer heat has taken its toll on many other ornamental plants. The green summer foliage is a nice contrast to the bright flowers and adds year round interest.
A great choice for southern gardeners. This fast growing tree thrives in USDA plant hardiness zones 7-9. It can grow up to 18-20 fee tall and 15-18 feet wide.
The Tuscarora is recommended for urban planting, and is generally less cold tolerant than other crape myrtle varieties. Plant this specimen or street tree in full sun in well drained soil.
It is resistant to powdery mildew but the addition of slow release fertilizer will help protect from other diseases such as leaf spotting. Fertilize in early spring. Not picky on soil type. Grow this as a shrub or small tree until it reaches maturity.
Check out our crape myrtle grow guide here!
Lagerstroemia x ‘Tuscarora’
- Showy flowers
- Fast growing
- Drought tolerant
- Fall color