A small deciduous tree that produces a profusion of crepe-like coral-pink flower clusters. The bright green summer foliage develops exquisite orange-red coloring in the fall. Smooth, mottled, light cinnamon brown bark adds year-round interest. Wonderful for use as a large shrub to accent the landscape or as a specimen or street tree.
Common Name: Tuscarora Crape Myrtle
Botanical Name: Lagerstroemia indica x fauriei 'Tuscarora'
Watering Needs:Once established, water occasionally; more in extreme heat.
Botanical Pronunciation:la-ger-STRE-mee-a IN-dih-kuh fa-ru-EE-i
Sunset climate zones:7 - 10, 12 - 14, 18 - 21
Average landscape size:Moderate growing; reaches 15 ft. tall and wide.
Special features:Attractive Bark, Easy Care, Fall Color, Tolerates Urban Pollution, Waterwise, Year-round Interest
Flower attributesShowy Flowers
Garden styleCottage, Mediterranean, Rustic