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Tuscarora Crape Myrtle

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-t- Tree Planting Kit
Planting Kit Planting Kit

Getting your tree off to the right start can more than double its growth rate. Your tree arrives pre-pruned... ready for explosive growth.

Your planting kit includes:
  1. 2 oz of Root Rocket™ Mycorrhizal Fungi so your tree can quickly explode with new root growth.

  2. Breathable Tree Guard protects against gnawing mice, rabbits, deer and mowers.

  3. Tree Stake Kit to help keep your tree stable, giving roots time to grow.
Fungi Tree Guard Tree Guard
Root Rocket 24" Tree Guard Tree Staking Kit
$14.95
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Tuscarora Crape Myrtle Planting Mix

Helps your Tuscarora Crape Myrtle get established in a fraction of the time, become more drought tolerant, and grow faster. Here's how:

Beneficial Bacteria... It's like a Probiotic for your tree... creating an explosion of fine hair roots that vastly improves nutrient and water uptake.

Course Organic Compost... loosens and improves all types of soils while promoting proper pH levels. You get better drainage and moisture retention.

Microbial Fertilizers... including Sea Kelp, Yucca, and 100 other elements proven to gently feed your tree without burning the roots.

Use 1 bag of Planting Mix for each plant ordered.


Soil Contents
$6.95
-t- Root Rocket™ Fertilizer
Root Rocket™ Transplant Fertilizer

2oz. Packet

Get your new plants off to the right start by using Root Rocket™ Transplant.

This soil amendment contains 16 strains of mycorrhizal fungi, biostimulants, beneficial bacteria and Horta-Sorb® water management gel.

Simply sprinkle the product into the planting hole adjacent to the root ball when planting.

The organisms will start to work right away supplying the roots with much needed nutrition.

The specially formulated Horta-Sorb® will reduce transplant stress and aid in water retention.

APPLICATION:
1 packet per plant

Root Rocket Fertilizer
$4.95

Growing Zones: 7-9


Growing Zones 7-9 This plant is recommended for zones: 7-9
(green area above)
You are in Growing Zone: 6

Mature Height:

15-25 ft.

Mature Width:

10-20 ft.

Sunlight:

Full Sun

Drought Tolerance:

Fair

Botanical Name:

Lagerstroemia indica 'Tuscarora'

Does Not Ship To:

AZ

One of the most adaptable crape myrtles- plant them anywhere!

Tuscarora Crape Myrtles give you hundreds of 'coral pink' flowers... no matter where you plant them!

Perfect for barren areas or trouble spots - these crapes can grow just about anywhere.

This tree is an ideal solution for small areas that don't have much planting space, such as small yards... next to structures... parking lots... or along streets.

Tuscarora Crape Myrtles give you vibrant color in almost all growing conditions. It doesn't matter if your soil is sandy, loamy or clay... it's even drought tolerant. No matter where you put it, you'll enjoy full 'coral pink' flowers.

Like all of our Crapes, this one is highly resistant to disease, powdery mildew and leaf spotting. You get a spectacular tree without the problems.

No fungicide treatments required!

Fast growing... these crape myrtles quickly shoot up 3-5 ft. per year. Plant in the center of your lawn, or anywhere you want color, and enjoy your flowers from spring until fall.

Attention allergy sufferers! Even if you suffer from allergies, don't hesitate to plant this tree in high-traffic areas - it's virtually allergy free!





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Customer Reviews

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I bought two of these trees about 3 months ago. When I got them they were about 4 ft tall, they have now grown about 1-2 foot and already have beautiful blooms on them. After I planted them, they lost all their leaves and I thought i had killed them, but they sprung back and are now full of leave and beautiful pink flowers. I would buy these again
December 31, 2012
Purchased
over 3 years ago
Im not much of a gardener so when we got this tree I was sure I was going to kill it too. Its been almost three weeks now and the tree has already grown a foot and has blooms on it! This tree is awesome. Trust me, this is the longest Ive ever kept a plant alive ,I once killed a cactus,
December 31, 2012
My trees made it through another very hot, dry summer with little maintenance. They bloomed beautifully. Thank you
December 31, 2012
This is a very resilient tree. I purchased three of them a year ago to provide a more ornamental driveway. Needless to say, I am pleased. Since then, all three of them have grown up to 4 feet in height and the Blooms are strikingly attracive
December 31, 2012
We bought our Tuscarora crape myrtle to provide privacy from our neighbors new deck. It has grown at least 3 feet. We are keeping it trimmed down at the bottom. I cant wait to get it high enough to block that deck. We know it will! We have fast growing bushes & trees in several places on our property.
December 31, 2012
Crape Ntrtke
First year for me so far really beautiful blooms, go from light pink to coral. Just wonderful, hope the next year is great as well.
September 20, 2014
Philadelphiaq, PA
Purchased
over 2 years ago
Growing Zone:
4
Growth Rate
Slow
Medium
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Hardiness
Tender
 
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Still waiting but only been 3 months...
Easy to transplant. They have dropped all their leaves and have grown very little but are still alive. Hoping to see some growth in spring and according to other reviews I should see that very soon.
January 2, 2015
Purchased
1 year ago
Growing Zone:
9
We just got the plant 6 days ago and planted it right away, it has already grown 2"", it looks great on our front lawn can't wait to see how it is going to look in 2-3 months
December 31, 2012
Purchased
over 3 years ago
We planted this next to our driveway and it is growing beautifully.
December 31, 2012
WONDERFUL TREE
I bought one of these as this company is very reputable and all their trees arrive so healthy and ready to plant. I just can't wait to see how pretty the blooms are gonging to be and while reading the other reviews I know that shouldn't be long. I live in Fl zone 9 and very happy with my purchase of the 3-4ft size.
September 9, 2014

Planting & Care



It's Easy to Plant & Care for Your Tuscarora Crape Myrtle



Step 1: Dig Your Hole


Select a site with full to partial sun and moist or well drained soil for your Tuscarora Crape Myrtle.

First, dig each hole so that it is just shallower than the root ball and at least twice the width.

Then loosen the soil in the planting hole so the roots can easily break through.

Use your shovel or try dragging the points of a pitch fork along the sides and bottom of the hole.



Step 2: Place Your Plant


Next, separate the roots of your Tuscarora Crape Myrtle gently with your fingers and position them downward in the hole.

The top of the root flare, where the roots end and the trunk begins, should be about an inch above the surrounding soil.

Then make sure the plant is exactly vertical in the hole.

To make it just right, use a level.

Step 3: Backfill Your Hole


As you backfill the hole, apply water to remove air pockets.

Remove debris like stones and grass and completely break up any dirt clumps.

Water your Tuscarora Crape Myrtle again after the transplant is complete.


Questions & Answers

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Why did you choose this?
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I liked the color and the shape of the tree
Jayme D on Jul 19, 2016
cool
james s on Jun 18, 2016
My friend and cousin just passed away. Instead of flowers I wanted to send his family something that would last and honor him every year. I love a beautiful crepe myrtle tree!
Rosemary C on Jul 3, 2016
Hardy and beauty
Sandy H on Jun 14, 2016
What's the best time to plant Crepe Myrtles?
Duane M on Aug 24, 2014
Best Answer: The best time to plant any tree is in the Fall when the soil is still warm and the air begins to cool. This will give the tree's roots a chance to settle in to its new surroundings without it focusing on producing leaves or blooms in the Spring or Summer. If you live in the milder climates where the ground does not experience a hard freeze, you can even plant during the early winter months.
Reply · Report · LaurRai on Jun 10, 2015
what is the correct pruning method?
Best Answer: Crape Myrtles do not require pruning although so many ill informed owners find the need to lob off all the branches down to a stub during late Winter. This creates an arthritic knuckle look which is very unattractive. To create air circulation and minimize mildew, you may need to thin out the center of the tree of any small cross branches. Pruning can be done at any time of year, but it is easiest when the leaves have fallen and you can see the structure of the tree. Otherwise, let the tree grow naturally and it will reward you with a full canopy of blooms.
Reply · Report · LaurRai on Jun 10, 2015
we are in zone 6 do you think it would make it here OH?
Terri L on May 16, 2015
Best Answer: I am afraid Tuscarora would not make it in your area, as it is hardy to only zone 7. There are many other shrubs that flower in summer, including the endless Summer Hydrangea and Buddleias like Black Knight that would grow well in your area; you might consider one of those for your garden.
Reply · Report · KarenStaff on Jul 6, 2015
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Hi, I'm thinking of planting a cape myrtle tree in my front yard. The lawn sprinkler system is a rain bird with a 25 foot throw and the water would be about 5 1/2 feet high about where the tree is to be planted. Will the sprinkler water damage the tree?
john p on Jun 24, 2014
Best Answer: Unless the blast is really powerful you'll be fine. Your sprinkler system most likely isn't going to have tsunami or fire hose effect on your tree. However I don't know the strength of your system. You can always stake your tree up or cover it create a temporary barrier to protect your tree when the sprinkler is on. My Crape Myrtles have always survived the heavy winds and rains provided by South Carolina Thunderstorms.
Reply · Report · Allison BStaff on Jun 26, 2014
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are the trees already flowering and ready to plant? yes
A shopper on Jul 14, 2014
Best Answer: My purchase was in 2012, so there wasn't any flowering at that time. The next season (2013) my tree flowered beautifully. Living in southeast PA, we had a hard winter. The main trunk seemed to die off but happily we noticed lots of growth at the base.. . I am hopeful that next season it will be a beautiful shrub/tree that I hoped for.
Reply · Report · Kathy G on Jul 15, 2014
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How many trunks does your tuscarora crepe myrtle have?
A shopper on Sep 21, 2014
Best Answer: It came with 4 trunks. I am letting it get more. Beautiful tree, and the flower color is beautiful.
Reply · Report · Patricia R on Sep 23, 2014
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why is my cape myrtle not giving me any flowers, I planted it 2 years ago?
A shopper on Jul 22, 2014
Best Answer: We bought 6 of them last year and they are totally blooming with beautiful pink flowers!!!! Our friend also bought one last year (from another store) and has no flowers....all I know is we haven't pruned them at all, my friend cut the "dead" branches off, but I don't think they were really dead. Also, ours get a decent amount of sun! Hope this helps because when they bloom they are beautiful!!!
Reply · Report · Claire P on Jul 23, 2014
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Deer Resistant? We have many free roaming deer. To what extent, if any, is this tree resistant to hungry deer? We have sandy soil just 1/2 mile inland from the Pacific Ocean in Washington State. Is this a good choice for us?
Gary T on May 17, 2015
Best Answer: Deer do not normally eat crape myrtles, but it does depend on the food supply in your area. Deer will try to eat anything if the food supply is limited. But Crape Myrtles are not part of their normal diet.

Regarding sandy soil, fortunately crape myrtles are not fussy about soil, so they will adapt to any soil condition. To get your crape myrtle off to a good start be sure to add a good timed release tree fertilizer.
Reply · Report · LaurRai on Jun 10, 2015
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Does this tree have leaves all year long?
A shopper on Aug 31, 2014
Best Answer: The leaves will drop off but the flower itself will turn brown and dry up over the winter. New buds and more brances will begin again in the spring.
Reply · Report · Kathy G on Sep 4, 2014
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Could this tree survive in zone 5? (Northern Missouri)
Kim K on Jul 1, 2015
Best Answer: Kim, I cannot speak specifically to your area but I live in Northern Virginia and have 4 different crape myrtles that have survived some pretty harsh and wickedly cold weather last year. One is even in a pot. Look around your area to see if others have crape myrtles. That will tell you if they survive your area. Good Luck. Start with a small one to see how it does. Not a big financial loss if it doesn't.
Reply · Report · Joyce C on Jul 1, 2015
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What is the lowest temperature that it can survive?
April L on Jul 21, 2016
Best Answer: I live on Long Island, New York. Last winter was relatively mild but we did have days when the temperature dropped in to the 20's degrees Fahrenheit. My 1 year young tree did very well and is flourishing this summer. It will bloom in the next couple of weeks. Hope this helps you!
Reply · Report · Karen A B on Jul 21, 2016
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Will this tree bad for people who have allergies?
Linda K on Jul 14, 2016
Best Answer: No,they are not bad. Crape Myrtles have a low pollen count.
Reply · Report · Robyn .Staff on Jul 14, 2016
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Does this tree attract bees or wasps?
Katerina on Apr 10, 2016
Best Answer: So far I haven't seen neither around it it's only been about a year since I have it.
Reply · Report · dot p on Apr 11, 2016
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Is this a dirty tree? Does it drop anything?
A shopper on Jul 22, 2014
Best Answer: The trees has been doing great it seems to love it's new home and has grown about 3 feet taller in one year and is full of blooms. They are very clean so far
Reply · Report · Charles M on Jul 22, 2014
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My tree is shipping 6/13/2016. When I get it will it be OK to plant it?
Debbie V on Jun 11, 2016
Best Answer: Yes, plant it in the evening and give it sufficient amount of water for the next couple of weeks.
Reply · Report · Robyn .Staff on Jun 13, 2016
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Is there bigger than 4-5 ft......10 ft maybe???
' Liz R on May 24, 2016
Best Answer: No unfortunately we do not. The tallest that we have is a 4-5 foot
Reply · Report · Robyn .Staff on Jun 9, 2016
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I reside in Amarillo, Texas; will this tree survive here and not die off during our winters?
Colonel101 on Apr 12, 2016
Best Answer: I purchased the tree in April 2015 and live in Long Island, NY. Tree Is healthy and looks like it weathered our winter okay. Too soon for the blooms but I'm counting on a showy display like last summer.s It's a beautiful tree and we have it on the curb.
Reply · Report · Karen A B on Apr 12, 2016
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how long is the blooming season?
Laney H on Apr 9, 2016
Best Answer: ?­It is midsummer, peaking in August. (Last about 80 days)
Reply · Report · Robyn .Staff on Jun 29, 2016
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Is there more sizes avalible besides the 1 and 2 feet trees?
McElroy57 on Mar 16, 2016
Best Answer: Unfortualey that is the only size that we have at this time.
Reply · Report · Robyn .Staff on Mar 16, 2016
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Will this tree thrive in very moist soil?
Jean J on Jun 5, 2015
Best Answer: I planted my Tuscarora Crape Myrtle on a hill so it has fairly good drainage. But this hill it's growing on is in western Washington so the soil stays fairly wet from November through April. It's doing well and seems to thrive with these conditions.
Reply · Report · B. J on Jun 6, 2015
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