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Lagerstroemia indica x fauriei 'Tuscarora'

Red-Pink Crape Myrtle
  • Plant Type:
  • Tree
  • Evergreen-Deciduous:
  • Deciduous
  • Overall Mature Size:
  • Medium
  • Also Grown As:
  • Multi Trunk, Standard Tree
  • Mature Height & Spread :
  • 20-25' x 10-15'
  • Natural Growth Habit:
  • Rounded
  • Native To:
  • Asia, Japan, Hybrid
  • Exposure:
  • Full Sun
  • Water:
  • Medium Water
  • Flower Color:
  • Pink
  • Bloom Time:
  • Summer
  • Special Features:
  • Attractive Bark, Desert Conditions, Drought Resistant, Fall Color
  • Container Sizes:
  • #15, 24" Box, 36" Box, 48" Box
  • Sunset Garden Zones:
  • 7-10, 12-14, 18-21
  • Minimum USDA Hardiness Zone:
  • 7


Should a coral pink Crape Myrtle be on your shopping list, look no further than Lagerstroemia ‘Tuscarora’. A clever hybrid between L. indicia and L. fauriei developed by the National Arboretum in Washington D.C., it was named for a Native American Tribe and will delight year-round. Reaching a maximum 22 feet tall and 12 feet wide, this symmetrical beauty braves heat, drought, and even coastal influence (many varieties are susceptible to powdery mildew near the ocean) with aplomb. The crape paper textured flowers are a wonderfully rich shade of pinkish red that seems to go with everything. Come autumn, green foliage will begin to transition to a brilliant orange red. Once it has lost its leaves, the beautiful bark takes center stage. Shedding each year, the trunk will reveal smooth baby pink shades tinged with grey. Naturally upright and multi-stemmed, it can be easily directed to a single trunk tree shape or left to become a large shrub. A delightful street, lawn, or courtyard tree, it has a root system that will not disturb patios or pavement. Positioning it in full sun with good drainage in Western Garden Zones 7-10, 12-14, 18-21, H1 and H2, will give it the right start. Just sit back and watch the show unfold!