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Tuscarora Crape Myrtle

Lythraceae Lagerstroemia Indica X Faueri Tuscarora

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3 Gallon
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Grows InZone 5A · -20° to -15° F through Zone 9B · 25° to 30° F
Grows in Fairfield! (Learn More)
Sun ExposureFull / Mostly Sun
Soil DrainageWell Drained
Resistent ToDeer Resistant, Drought, Disease, Mildew, Heat
BloomsSummer Blooms, Fall Foliage
Foliage ColorBlue Green
Average Height15' to 20'
Average Width10' to 15'
AttractsVisual Attention
Additional Information About Tuscarora Crape Myrtle

Lagerstroemia Indica X Faueri 'Tuscarora' is a fast and very fast growing tree that can be grown in USDA Plant Hardiness Zones 5A through 9B. 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, loam, clay or silt soil that is well drained. The foliage is blue green in color. It attracts visual attention and is resistant to deer, drought, diseases, mildew and heat.

Tuscarora Crape Myrtle can be useful in the landscape along woodland borders, in foundation plantings, in containers or planters, around decks, swimming pools, and other outdoor living areas, to provide shade, as a focal point, in landscape beds or islands, to frame the corners of a home or other building, to add property value or grown flat against a wall and also in theme gardens.

More about Tuscarora Crape Myrtle...

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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great plants

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by Howard - MILTON, Pennsylvania

received in good time boxes a bit beat up not fault of shipper but of carrier, plants in good shape and seemed to be doing well been worried with all the rain here almost every day looking forward to enjoying them in bloom.


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