‘Tuscarora’ Crapemyrtle

Lagerstroemia x ‘Tuscarora’
USDA Hardiness Zones: 7a to 9a
‘Tuscarora’ is a large, 20-foot-tall crapemyrtle with deep coral-pink flowers that appear from the summer into the fall. The clean, disease-resistant foliage puts on a show of attractively colored leaves in the autumn. This tried-and-true heat- and drought-tolerant favorite is a perfect accent for full sun locations.
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Woody Ornamentals - Flowering Shrubs - Trees
Growth Size:   Tall Shrub - 20 to 20 feet tall, 20 to 20 feet wide
Growth Habit:   Upright
Features:   Easy To Grow, Sun Loving
Mildew Resistant, Drought Tolerant (once established), Heat Tolerant
Garden Ideas:   
Flower features:    
Deep coral-pink that bloom in summer
Fruit & seed features:    brown 1/2 inch seed capsules that will ripen in fall through winter
Foliage type and color:    Deciduous, Green
Landscape Uses:    Beds, Grouping
, Border, Specimen
‘Tuscarora’ Crapemyrtle is a Low maintenance plant
Growth Size:   Tall Shrub - 20 to 20 feet tall, 20 to 20 feet wide
Growth Rate:   Medium
Spacing:   10-12 ft apart
Exposure:   Full Sun
Watering:   Moderate
Soil Types:   Adaptable to pH   Well-Drained   Adapted to most soil types
General Plant Care:    Care for your shrubs includes monitoring for pests and diseases, periodically checking soil moisture, and providing fertilizer as needed. In general, plants that have sufficient water and the correct amount of fertilizer tend to not have as many pest and disease problems. Water new plants weekly during the growing season in the first year, and as needed after that.
General Planting Tips:    Choose a site suited to your plant's light, soil, and space needs. Dig a hole twice as wide but no deeper than the container. Remove plant from container and loosen roots slightly. Place the plant in the hole. If using slow-release (coated) fertilizer, you may add it according to package directions at this time. Add soil back to the hole, ensuring the top of the soil from the container is even with the surrounding soil. Water well, and add more soil if needed. Add 2-3 inches of mulch around plant, taking care to keep away from stem or trunk. See our FAQ page for more details on Mulching.
General Fertilizing Tips:    Once in spring with a slow-release fertilizer recommended for this plant (shrub, tree) at a rate according to package directions.
General Pruning suggestions:    Pruning is NOT necessary for good blooming next year. Severe pruning (aka “Crape murder”) can ruin the beautiful natural form of your crapemyrtle and lead to weak branches that cannot support the weight of their blooms.
USDA Hardiness Zones: 7a to 9a

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