TuscaroraScientific Name: Lagerstroemia indica 'Tuscarora'
SIZE & GROWTH RATEAverage Growth Rate is 2.5 Feet Per Year
Mature Size 25' Tall x 20' Wide
LIGHT NEEDSFull sun
DECIDUOUS OR EVERGREENDeciduous
ACORNS?No it doesn't have acorns
COLORHot pink flowers with green foliage.
SPECIAL FEATURESFast Growing
Improved Tolerance to Fungal Diseases
Highly Resistant to Mildew
Blooms Summer through Fall
The Tuscarora Crape Myrtle is a hybrid between the Japanese Crape Myrtle (Lagerstroemia faurei) and the common Crape Myrtle (Lagerstroemia indica), which was developed by the US National Arboretum in 1978. The Tuscarora Crape Myrtle produces long lasting clusters of dark pink flowers. Each cluster within the Tuscarora Crape Myrtle has hundreds of pink flowers and each cluster can range from 8” to 16” long. The Tuscarora Crape Myrtle has a very tall and vigorous growing habit with small alternate leaves that are rounded at the base and are 1” to 3” long. The Tuscarora Crape Myrtle has leaves that are glossy green in the summer and in the fall they turn red-orange. Each summer the Tuscarora Crape Myrtle exfoliates its light brown colored bark in thin strips to expose a smooth and light gray colored bark. The Tuscarora Crape Myrtle is adaptable to a wide range of soil types, very drought tolerant and has a very good resistance to powdery mildew.