Lagerstroemia indica ‘Tuscarora’

(Tuscarora Crape Myrtle)

By September 5, 2019

About Lagerstroemia indica ‘Tuscarora’

Lagerstroemia indica ‘Tuscarora’ is a well-known, popular tree known for its striking appearance. Its smooth bark is complimented by large clusters of tiny coral-pink crepe-like flowers and bright green leaves. Its foliage makes a beautiful transition from bright green to a striking orange-red throughout the fall season. Also commonly known as Tuscarora Crape Myrtle, you can expect this beautiful tree to grow an average size of 10-20′ wide by 20′ tall.  Interestingly, you get a spectacular tree without many pests or fungus meaning that no fungicide treatments required and it is practically allergy-free.

Care Instructions

This plant is known for its low water needs. However, water deeply once planted to establish an extensive root system then reduce frequency unless during times of extreme heat. It is suggested that it be fertilized in early spring and pruned once yearly from late Winter to early Spring. Cut back the branches leaving between 3 and 6 main trunks or branches to encourage new growth and maintain shape.

Where to Plant

Plant Lagerstroemia indica ‘Tuscarora’ in average well-drained soil in an area with full sun. With a rounded growth habit and interesting look, this tree looks great planted all on its own. If you have a larger area to fill, it looks great planted in multiples lining a large driveway or street medians.

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Botanical Name: Lagerstroemia indica 'Tuscarora'

Common Name: Tuscarora Crape Myrtle

Average Landscape Size: 20' x 10-20'

Plant Type: Deciduous

Bloom Color: Coral Pink

Foliage Color: Summer- Green, Fall- Red/Orange

Forms: Standard& Multi-Trunk

Sizes: 5 Gallon, 15 Gallon, 24" Box

Special Features: Dramatic Color, Showy Spring Flowers, Seasonal Color Change to Foliage,