Tuscarora Crape Myrtle - multi stem Tree
Tuscarora Crape Myrtle - multi stem Leaf
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Tuscarora Crape Myrtle - multi stem Tree
Tuscarora Crape Myrtle - multi stem Leaf
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Growth Facts

  • Hardiness Zone: 6-9
  • Spacing: 12-15'
  • Exposure: Full Sun
  • Deer Resistant: Yes
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Tuscarora Crape Myrtle - multi stem
Lagerstroemia indica 'Tuscarora' (pink)
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When most trees have traded their spring flowers for a summer wardrobe of green foliage, Tuscarora Crape Myrtle says, “Let’s get this party started!” with its rich pink crepe-papery blossoms. This snazzy small ornamental tree will be the backdrop to your barbeques, pool parties, and all your summer get-togethers throughout the season. Plant it where your guests can admire it up close, because they’ll want to touch the smooth marbled trunks and get a good look at the clusters of pretty pink flowers. Invite them back in the fall, too, so they can witness Tuscarora’s fiery orange-red fall foliage!

Growth Facts

  • Hardiness Zone: 6-9
  • Spacing: 12-15'
  • Exposure: Full Sun
  • Deer Resistant: Yes
  • Show more ›
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The Story

Andre’ Michaux was born in 1746 is Versailles France and thanks to lessons learned from his father became a gifted grower. After losing his beloved wife during childbirth just 11 months after they were married, Michaux was devastated. With a love of country, he devoted himself to the study of botany and was determined to make himself useful to France. In 1782 he traveled to the Middle-east. For three years he collected plants and seeds, enduring many hardships along the way. His determination did not go unnoticed and after arriving home was asked to lead an expedition to North America in search for new species of trees to rebuild depleted forests that were stripped during years of war. Appointed by King Louis XVI and Queen Marie Antoinette in 1785 he set out for North America with a small group, including his now 15 year old son, Fransois. For years Michaux explored a young America, shipping new plant varieties to France as well as introducing new plants to America such as Mimosa and Lagerstroemia.

The Details

In the steamy hot areas of the country where Tuscarora Crape Myrtle thrives, this tree is an easy way to add some festive summer color to the landscape. Needing little supplemental irrigation once established and only a light pruning in spring, it is not only beautiful but no-fuss, too. Tuscarora can become a 20-foot tree in the Deep South, so give it room to strut its stuff if you live where winters are very mild.

How to Grow

Crape Myrtles are hot-summer/mild-winter plants, though they’re so beautiful that Northerners want to plant them, too.  Tuscarora can be grown in the warmer parts of the North—it just won’t get as big.  Wherever it’s grown, give it lots of sunshine and a steady supply of water during the first year (after that you can ease up).  Don’t trim this plant between August and February—wait until spring.  And please don’t chop it in half if it gets too big!  This is called “Crape Murder,” and it makes us tree-lovers cringe.

More Info

Cold Tolerance/Hardiness Zone 6
Heat Tolerance/Hardiness Zone 9
Exposure Full Sun
Avg Mature Height 20'
Avg Mature Width 15'
Spacing 12-15'
Growth Rate Medium
Leaf Color Bronze/Green
Fall Leaf Color Red/Orange
Flower Color Deep Pink
Flower Time Summer
Cary Award Winner No
PA Gold Medal Award No
Attractive Bark Yes
Attracts Birds No
Attracts Butterflies No
Attracts Hummingbirds No
Attracts Pollinators No
Deer Resistant Yes
Drought Tolerant Yes
Dry, Poor Soils No
Edible Fruit No
Fragrant No
Groundcover No
Hedge/Windbreak No
Native No
Salt Tolerance/Seashore No
Seasonal Cut Branches No
Shade Tolerance No
Showy Flowers Yes
Specimen Yes
Urban Conditions Yes
Utility Line Trees Yes
Wet Moist Soils No
Winter Interest Yes
Woodland Garden No
Decor/Craft Use No

Size Guide

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Scale

Size: B

Size B

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Size B Trees:

8' tall clump. Limbed up high to present the beautiful bark. Grown in our #15 tree container with well developed branching. Flowering age. Expect color your first summer!

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Tuscarora Crape Myrtle - multi stem Tree
Tuscarora Crape Myrtle - multi stem Leaf
Tuscarora Crape Myrtle - multi stem Additional Product Shot 565
Tuscarora Crape Myrtle - multi stem Additional Product Shot 1210