Crape Myrtle 'Tuscarora'
Crape Myrtle 'Tuscarora'
Crape Myrtle 'Tuscarora'
Crape Myrtle 'Tuscarora'
Crape Myrtle 'Tuscarora'

Crape Myrtle 'Tuscarora'

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Introducing the Lagerstroemia Crape Myrtle 'Tuscarora' Tree, a magnificent ornamental tree that will transform your landscape into a captivating haven of color and charm. With its striking coral-pink flowers and enchanting peeling bark, this variety stands out as a beloved favorite among garden enthusiasts.

Full sun to partial sun.

Attracts birds, bees and butterflies

Drought tolerant once established.

Pink flowers, non-fragrant

Pet safe, non-toxic

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The 'Tuscarora' Crape Myrtle Tree is a moderate-sized deciduous tree that typically reaches a height of 15 to 20 feet (4.5 to 6 meters) and spreads out to a width of 12 to 15 feet (3.5 to 4.5 meters). Its growth habit is upright, forming a graceful and symmetrical canopy.

This tree thrives in full sun, making it an ideal choice for sunny landscapes. It requires at least 6 hours of direct sunlight each day to flourish and produce its abundant blooms. Placing it in a location with ample sunlight will ensure the best flowering performance.

The 'Tuscarora' Crape Myrtle Tree adapts well to a variety of soil types but prefers well-drained, slightly acidic to neutral soil. It can tolerate a range of soil textures, including loamy, sandy, or clay soils. Ensuring proper drainage is crucial to prevent waterlogged conditions.

The 'Tuscarora' Crape Myrtle Tree is recommended for growing in USDA hardiness zones 7 to 9. It thrives in regions with mild to moderate climates, where winter temperatures rarely drop below 0°F (-18°C). It may also be grown in some areas of zone 6 with protection during harsh winters.

The 'Tuscarora' variety is celebrated for its abundant and showy coral-pink flowers that bloom in large clusters during the summer months. The blossoms provide a stunning focal point and attract butterflies, hummingbirds, and other pollinators.

The foliage of this tree adds interest throughout the year. It emerges as a rich bronze color in the spring, matures to glossy dark green during summer, and transforms into vibrant shades of orange and red in the fall, providing a spectacular autumnal display.

The 'Tuscarora' Crape Myrtle showcases an attractive bark with an exfoliating texture that peels to reveal a smooth, cinnamon-brown trunk. The peeling bark adds visual appeal, especially during the winter months.

This variety is relatively low maintenance, requiring minimal pruning. It has good resistance to common pests and diseases, making it an easy-to-care-for tree once established. Regular watering during dry spells and an annual application of balanced fertilizer will help maintain its health and vigor.

Sun-soaked Spot: Choose a location in your garden that receives full sun, with at least six hours of direct sunlight each day. This will ensure optimal growth and abundant flowering of the 'Tuscarora' Crape Myrtle Tree.

Well-Drained Soil: Prepare the planting area with well-drained soil that is slightly acidic to neutral in pH. Good drainage is essential to prevent waterlogged conditions, which can be detrimental to the tree's health.

Proper Spacing: When planting multiple 'Tuscarora' Crape Myrtle Trees, ensure adequate spacing between each tree to allow for proper airflow and growth. Aim for a spacing of 12 to 15 feet (3.5 to 4.5 meters) between each tree to provide ample room for the canopy to develop.

Mulch and Moisture: Apply a layer of organic mulch around the base of the tree, leaving a small gap around the trunk to prevent moisture-related issues. Mulching helps conserve soil moisture, suppresses weeds, and moderates soil temperatures. Regular watering, especially during dry spells, is crucial for establishing the tree but avoid overwatering.

Pruning Prudence: Prune your 'Tuscarora' Crape Myrtle Tree selectively during the dormant season (late winter to early spring) to maintain its shape, remove dead or diseased branches, and encourage new growth. Avoid excessive pruning, as it can reduce the number of flowers produced. Pruning should be minimal to allow the tree's natural form to shine.

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