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Tuscarora Crape Myrtle

Tuscarora Crape Myrtle

(Lythraceae Lagerstroemia Indica X Faueri Tuscarora)
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    Lagerstroemia Indica X Faueri 'Tuscarora' is a fast growing tree that can be grown in USDA Plant Hardiness Zones 5A through 5A. It matures to an average height of 15 feet to 20 feet and an average width of 10 feet to 15 feet, depending on climate and other environmental factors. It prefers growing in a location that provides full sun and grows best when planted in sand soil that is well drained. In the summer Tuscarora Crape Myrtle produces rose pink flowers. The foliage is blue green in color. It attracts wildlife and is resistant to deer.

    Tuscarora Crape Myrtle can be useful in the landscape along woodland borders and also in theme gardens.

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    Noteworthy Characteristics

    If stunning floral display is your number one criteria, Tuscarora will most likely be your pick. The Tuscarora Crape Myrtle produces an abundance of large, coral-pink colored flower clusters for up to 120 days of summer. As with all other Fauriei Hybrids, Tuscarora is totally mildew resistant. 

    Uses

    Topping out at 15-20 feet in height, Tuscarora is a great selection for use in small groupings or as a single specimen, as a colorful screen or hedge, on the corners to frame in homes and other structures, or planted on both sides of an entryway.

    About Fauriei Hybrid Crape Myrtles

    In 1959, Dr. Donald Egolf began a crapemyrtle research project at the U.S. National Arboretum to develop crape myrtles that were disease resistant, hardy, true to flower color, and that would repeat bloom.

    Germplasm of Lagerstroemia fauriei was collected in Japan by Dr. John Creech and distributed to the U.S. National Arboretum. This material was discovered to be resistant to powdery mildew; a disease known to inflict many varieties of crape myrtle, and to possess a unique, heritable, dark brown trunk color. L. fauriei was incorporated into the research program with great success. Since then, twenty "Fauriei Hybrid" crapemyrtle cultivars have been released!

    The successful hybridization of Lagerstroemia indica with Lagerstroemia fauriei revolutionized the development of crapemyrtle. In addition to field resistance to powdery mildew, the hybrids provide new trunk colors that in the future may be sought as much as the brilliant flowers.

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