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The Tuscarora Crape Myrtle is fast growing and hardy. The coral pink flowers are a compliment to any landscape. The reddish-orange foliage in the fall is an added bonus!


Tuscarora Crape Myrtle

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


Height

The heights we list are after we prune your tree.

Many Nurseries advertise heights before they prune, then cut off several feet before shipping. While this reduces their shipping cost, it gives their customer a shorter tree than they bargained for. The tree will likely need an extra year to grow back the growth that was trimmed.

We prune your tree throughout its life. This process takes us longer, but gives you more branches and quicker production.

Plus, we don't include the pot or root length in our measurements. This gives you an extra 1-2 ft. in tree size.

Our larger trees are usually one to two years older than our smaller ones and will typically give you better results the first full growing season.

: 5-6 ft
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Height

The heights we list are after we prune your tree.

Many Nurseries advertise heights before they prune, then cut off several feet before shipping. While this reduces their shipping cost, it gives their customer a shorter tree than they bargained for. The tree will likely need an extra year to grow back the growth that was trimmed.

We prune your tree throughout its life. This process takes us longer, but gives you more branches and quicker production.

Plus, we don't include the pot or root length in our measurements. This gives you an extra 1-2 ft. in tree size.

Our larger trees are usually one to two years older than our smaller ones and will typically give you better results the first full growing season.

: 4-5 ft

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Height

The heights we list are after we prune your tree.

Many Nurseries advertise heights before they prune, then cut off several feet before shipping. While this reduces their shipping cost, it gives their customer a shorter tree than they bargained for. The tree will likely need an extra year to grow back the growth that was trimmed.

We prune your tree throughout its life. This process takes us longer, but gives you more branches and quicker production.

Plus, we don't include the pot or root length in our measurements. This gives you an extra 1-2 ft. in tree size.

Our larger trees are usually one to two years older than our smaller ones and will typically give you better results the first full growing season.

: 3-4 ft

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Height

The heights we list are after we prune your tree.

Many Nurseries advertise heights before they prune, then cut off several feet before shipping. While this reduces their shipping cost, it gives their customer a shorter tree than they bargained for. The tree will likely need an extra year to grow back the growth that was trimmed.

We prune your tree throughout its life. This process takes us longer, but gives you more branches and quicker production.

Plus, we don't include the pot or root length in our measurements. This gives you an extra 1-2 ft. in tree size.

Our larger trees are usually one to two years older than our smaller ones and will typically give you better results the first full growing season.

: 2-3 ft

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Height

The heights we list are after we prune your tree.

Many Nurseries advertise heights before they prune, then cut off several feet before shipping. While this reduces their shipping cost, it gives their customer a shorter tree than they bargained for. The tree will likely need an extra year to grow back the growth that was trimmed.

We prune your tree throughout its life. This process takes us longer, but gives you more branches and quicker production.

Plus, we don't include the pot or root length in our measurements. This gives you an extra 1-2 ft. in tree size.

Our larger trees are usually one to two years older than our smaller ones and will typically give you better results the first full growing season.

: 1-2 ft

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

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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 for acid loving plants. You get better drainage and moisture retention.

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Get your new plants off to the right start by using DIEHARD™ 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 need nutrition.

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

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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!

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Growing Zones: 7-9

Mature Height: 15-25 ft.
Mature Width: 10-20 ft.
Sunlight: Full - Partial
Soil Conditions: Adaptable
Drought Tolerance: Fair
Botanical Name: Lagerstroemia indica 'Tuscarora'
Does not ship to: AZ
Growing Zones 7-9
This plant is recommended for zones: 7-9
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It's Easy to Plant 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.

To help retain some of that moisture, it's recommended that you place mulch around each plant to a depth of 2"-3" up to but not touching the trunk. Organic mulches such as wood chips also help to better soil structure as they decompose.

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My trees made it through another very hot, dry summer with little maintenance. They bloomed beautifully. Thank you
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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
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December 31, 2012
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
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December 31, 2012
Purchased
1 year ago
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
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December 31, 2012
Purchased
2 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,
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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.
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September 9, 2014
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.
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December 31, 2012
We planted this next to our driveway and it is growing beautifully.
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December 31, 2012
At first I thought I lost the Tuscarora crape myrtles over the winter. So I ordered more to replace them. I was really surprised when I went to dig them out. I removed the mulch around the plant and found fresh little starts. I left them and they really grew big and bloomed all summer. They did better than the new ones I just got. I figured it was the rooting over the winter that did it. Thanks love them.
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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.
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September 20, 2014
Philadelphiaq, PA, US
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11 months ago
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not in my backyard
Although I see it from my daughters window about once a month, it looks like it has taken well to its surroundings. It has definitely sprouted branches and appears as anxious to bloom as we are to see its vibrant colors
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December 27, 2014
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7 months ago
Growing Zone:
7
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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.
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January 2, 2015
US
Purchased
7 months ago
Growing Zone:
9
nice but slow
after 2 years it finally bloomed last month, it grows very slow but its very pretty
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September 8, 2014
Purchased
2 years ago
they are ready to plant and they are beautiful-had no problem with the cold weather . the colors are outstanding..thanks..
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December 31, 2012
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2 years ago
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What's the best time to plant Crepe Myrtles?? Austin, Texas.
Duane M on Aug 24, 2014
what is the correct pruning method?
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what zone does it work in?
A shopper on Jul 22, 2014
Best Answer: I live in Santa Barbara. The tree is in full bloom now and looks beautiful. We live in Zone 10.
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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?
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John
San Jose Ca
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.
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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: Lack of blooms is usually related to lack of sufficient sunshine-if Crepe seems green, growing and healthy.
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Does this tree have leaves all year long?
A shopper on Aug 31, 2014
Best Answer: No, it loses it leaves in the fall. Mine is not doing well where I planted it. My Muskogee is beautiful and strong. Thinking of moving the Tuscarora and might have better results.
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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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how long is this tree without leaves in the winter ?
George D on May 17, 2015
Best Answer: You can expect to see new growth in mid to end of May...depending where you live. We live on Long Island, New York and had a pretty tough Winter,
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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: I have no idea whether deer will want to eat the Tuscarora, since I live in an area without deer. I can tell you, however, that the Tuscarora is a beautiful and healthy crape myrtle, and I am so very happy to have it.
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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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Is the pink one good in large terra cotta pots?
A shopper on Jul 23, 2014
Best Answer: If you're referring to the Pink Velour Crape Myrtle, it will do well in a large terracotta pot.
Reply · Report · Allison BStaff on Jul 29, 2014
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we are in zone 6 do you think it would make it here OH?
Terri L on May 16, 2015
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We live in Colorado, zone 5. Will Tuscarora survive here?
Larry F on May 11, 2015
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I live in zone 7, and I want an accent tree that about 20 ft. in height or less, and a multi trunk (2-3) with light bark for my front yard. Any suggestions, anyone?
Philip D on Feb 8, 2015
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Picture the last time you took a walk in the woods. The young trees were not miniature bonsai versions of mature trees. Instead they were naturally thin and lanky. Young trees are programmed to race toward the light, before the competing vegetation crowds them out. Once established at 10 feet or more, they start developing a wide canopy and shedding lower limbs.





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Bare Root trees are shipped without dirt or any green foliage showing. Some customers who have never planted bare root before, think that they received a "dead stick" with roots. These dormant trees are basically sleeping over the winter as most trees do. Because of their hibernation-like stage, this is a great way to transplant these trees. Since a bare root tree lacks foliage, they need very little moisture.


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Pruned trees and shrubs not only travel better, but become established much quicker. So rather than supporting extra foliage, they put their energy into sending out deep roots. Once that happens, your plants become hardier and quickly explode with new top growth. Above the ground, pruning helps your plants develop a more attractive form.