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Tuscarora Crape Myrtle

Lagerstroemia indica 'Tuscarora'

$24.95 (15% Off)

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-t- Tree Planting Kit
Tree Planting Kit
Tree Planting Kit

Getting your tree off to the right start can more than double its growth rate. Use our planting kit so your tree is ready for explosive growth.

Your planting kit includes:

  1. Tree Stake Kit to help keep your tree stable, giving roots time to grow.

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

  3. 2 oz of Root Rocket™ Mycorrhizal Fungi so your tree can quickly explode with new root growth.

-t- Planting Mix
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
-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.

1 packet per plant

Root Rocket Fertilizer
-t- Planket™ - Frost & Cold Protection
PLanket 10-20 ft.

Protect your sensitive plants and shrubs with the Planket™

Benefits include:

  1. Lightweight fabric allows your plants to breather while also protecting them from the frost and cold winds.

  2. 6ft. round size makes it easy to protect sensitive container plants.

Add A Decorative Pot

Growing Zones: 7-9
(hardy down to 10℉)

Growing Zones 7-9
You are in Growing Zone: 6

Mature Height:

15-25 ft.

Mature Width:

10-20 ft.


Full Sun


10-15 ft.

Growth Rate:


Drought Tolerance:


Botanical Name:

Lagerstroemia indica 'Tuscarora'

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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

4.8 / 5.0
29 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
January 1, 2013
over 4 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,
January 1, 2013
My trees made it through another very hot, dry summer with little maintenance. They bloomed beautifully. Thank you
January 1, 2013
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.
January 1, 2013
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
January 1, 2013
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
over 3 years ago
Growing Zone:
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
over 3 years ago
Growing Zone:
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
January 1, 2013
over 4 years ago
We planted this next to our driveway and it is growing beautifully.
January 1, 2013
Too Good to Be True
Within the last 4 years, I have bought
"6" Tuscarora crape myrtles from Fast Growing Trees, and they do not ever disappoint, from the rapid yet sturdy growth rate to their striking profusion of coral-colored blooms that begin within weeks after planting here in North Texas. So glad I stumbled upon this company back in 2011!
July 23, 2015
over 2 years ago

Planting & Care

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

Tuscarora Crape Myrtle Planting Diretions

The Tuscarora Crape Myrtle (or Lagerstroemia indica 'Tuscarora') is a beautiful harbinger of summer with its canopy full of magnificent pink colored blooms. Reaching heights of 20-25 feet tall and 15-20 feet wide they are a drought tolerant, very adaptable, decorative blooming tree. The crapes perform best in USDA growing zones 7-9 and are considered to be prolific growers. These, like all of our crape myrtles, are highly resistant to disease, powdery mildew and leaf spotting. Crapes typically have a multi-trunked base (although singular trunks are not uncommon) and can be trained into a singular trunk look with little effort. With their adaptability they can be grown in almost any soil type and are great for small areas such as structures, parking lots, small yards and streets without taking up a lot of space but the need for something decorative. Growing at a rate of 3-5 feet per year, you won't need to wait years before seeing your tree reach its full potential.

Choosing a location: Crapes are FULL SUN lovers so try and find a spot where they will get as much sun as possible. Without the proper exposure your blooming will be substantially reduced or it may not bloom at all. The Tuscarora is very adaptable to many soil types so just be sure that the area you’re looking to plant has adequate drainage when watering.

Planting directions:
1) After you have found your planting area, make your hole twice as wide as the root ball and just as deep.
2) Carefully remove the myrtle’s root ball from the container. Lightly tapping the container around the bottom will help free it up without causing too much damage to the root system.
3) Lightly comb your hands over the root ball to free up the roots a bit before planting.
4) Place your tree in the hole and make sure that the root crown (where the root ball meets the trunk(s) of the tree) is level with the soil surface. Crapes need to be able to pull oxygen into their root systems so covering them too much may inhibit their growth.
5) Tamp down the soil lightly as you backfill the hole to prevent air pockets from forming and then water after you’ve finished to settle the soil.
6) Mulch the area around the tree to conserve water moisture and deter competing weeds and grasses from growing.

Watering: Myrtles are quite drought tolerant but may need a bit more attention with watering during the hot summer season. Depending on your soil, there may need to be more frequent waterings, especially those with very sandy soils. After planting, water regularly to start. If the climate is hot you may need to water up to five times weekly especially in lighter soils. During the cooler seasons you’ll only need to water once weekly. Proper soil moisture is important in the hot season so that you’ll have a healthier tree and better looking blooms.


Pruning: Crape pruning is always a “mixed bag” if asking anyone when and how to prune. “Crape murder” is a common term heard with those who go far beyond what is necessary when trimming their myrtles. Prune in the late winter before any of the growth begins. If done in the late fall you will jeopardize the tree’s dormancy state which can lead to the tree dying. Sterilize your cutting tools with rubbing alcohol to ensure no pathogens infect the tree and always make your cuts at a 45 degree angle.

Some prefer to chop off all of the branches at a uniformed height every year leaving the stubs for the winter season that form a ball of growth in the springtime. This is good for height control and a uniformed border but can commonly result in knobby stems and bunchy growths that are easily susceptible to disease and aphid pests. This is where the term “crape murder” comes into play. Only a light pruning of the myrtle is needed to encourage plenty of blooms but “beauty is in the eye of the beholder” when it comes to choosing the shape of your crapes.

For a more graceful tree shape, remove all but 4-5 strong trunks and then remove the lateral branches around the bottom ½ of the tree. To encourage branching, make your cuts on the longer, leggy limbs. Try not to over prune too early, do your basic pruning then allow the tree to grow a bit and then continue shaping over time. Remove any damaged, diseased, or crossing branches during the late winter. Also be sure to remove any suckers or low growths to prevent your crape from looking more shrub-like.

Fertilizing: Your Tuscarora Crape will greatly benefit from a light application of a complete, balanced, slow release fertilizer formula in the early spring and summer seasons. Slow release fertilizer will cut back on sucker growths but be aware, excessive fertilizing can lead to tree and limb growth but will inhibit the blooms from forming due to excess amounts of nitrogen.

Planting & Care

Questions & Answers

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Why did you choose this? Store
Bought one for a friend before and she liked
Anna W on Feb 20, 2018
beautiful color, small, not too big. perfect for sidewalk.
Jonathan V on Nov 18, 2017
Bought one for a friend before and she liked
Anna W on Feb 20, 2018
Hopefully will make decent Bonsai.
Terence B on Jan 29, 2018
beautiful color, small, not too big. perfect for sidewalk.
Jonathan V on Nov 18, 2017
So beautiful hoping to bring some beauty to my yard
Althea J on Oct 27, 2017
Toni V on Apr 3, 2017
Right size for the area & color
Jane M on Mar 28, 2017
I like the height and color. Very good price and promotion also!
Deborra M on Mar 26, 2017
Fast growing.
Randy W on Mar 19, 2017
A spot in my yard needed this
JL A on Mar 18, 2017
I chose this item because of the beautiful color of the blooms. I can't wait to plant it.
Patti G on Mar 12, 2017
To add brilliant color to a large back yard.
Gina G on Mar 9, 2017
It's beauty and color
Nelson J on Mar 8, 2017
Ruth I on Feb 25, 2017
I love this color and they are very strong.
Reinaldo R T on Feb 13, 2017
what a fabulous plant v pretty and elegant
Rosemary M on Dec 28, 2016
I like the flowers.
Julia s on Oct 20, 2016
This is a gift for my son and his new house and it will look awesome in his yard.
Jeff G on Oct 20, 2016
Moms favorite
John A on Oct 10, 2016
I have 3 in white and they are low maintenance, beautiful color and hardy through tough winters.
Gregory B on Oct 7, 2016
Blooms long
Alecia H on Sep 20, 2016
I vacation in Cape May, NJ each summer and always love looking at the hundreds (thousands?) of gorgeous crape myrtles there. Have always wanted my own. Adore this color and it's supposed to be very hardy. Can't wait to have a bit of the shore in my own yard!
Judith F on Sep 18, 2016
DIANE S on Sep 6, 2016
I loved the unique color and how easy it says it is to take care of.
Amy H on Aug 28, 2016
Beautiful look- wanted it in my yard!
Holly C on Aug 17, 2016
Be careful!! The place to put your code (for free shipping) in is hidden.
Donnie G on Aug 13, 2016
Saw some of these gorgeous trees in Florida and South Carolina and fell in love with them
Lea A on Aug 1, 2016
I liked the color and the shape of the tree
Jayme D on Jul 19, 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
james s on Jun 18, 2016
Hardy and beauty
Sandy H on Jun 14, 2016
Loved the color and its vibrance
Jean T on Jun 11, 2016
It looks beautiful, according to other people it is fast growing. I also was looking to add some colors to my front yard.
Barbara B on Jun 10, 2016
It's a gift.
Luisette L on Apr 20, 2016
We're looking for something to act as a barrier and that would be easy to care for. We're hoping that these work for us. I'll let you know.
Marion H on Apr 5, 2016
I ordered two Crape Myrtle's for my back yard to add color with the coral blooms, & privacy near my side property line.
I have 100 ft. of woods in the far back yard, with large hardwood trees, no blooms, not a lot of color, other than green.
Kristine R on Apr 5, 2016
Color, size, fast growing, need a small shad tree for townhouse.
Debra T on Mar 31, 2016
Moved into a new home and it is a blank slate and I have never tried this kind of tree before. If it is as pretty as the picture I'll be very happy.
Waldamae U on Mar 19, 2016
looks beautiful.
david c on Mar 9, 2016
Allergy free, fast growing and beautiful flowers last longer than others. Great tree to plant in small planting area near structure.
Mira Y on Mar 4, 2016
My husband has always wanted a Crape Myrtle and I picked this one because it adapts to any type soil. We live in Florida so the soil is sandy. Hope it does well here!
Karen M on Mar 1, 2016
I chose the Tuscarora Crape Myrtle to add color to a hard to keep grass alive spot in my front/side yard.
Annette H on Feb 25, 2016
MICHAEL C on Feb 23, 2016
Tricia B on Jan 31, 2016
color, beautiful trunk, beautiful fall color, year round interest
Shery E on Nov 21, 2015
I don't have much luck with plantings but the Tuscarora is supposed to be hardy and resilient. I'll follow the instructions and keep my fingers crossed!
Susanne S on Oct 30, 2015
I love the summer long color of this tree.
Nancy N on Oct 7, 2015
This was a very healthy plant and is doing GREAT in my yard.
cynthia v on Oct 4, 2015
Fast growing, easy care, pretty color!
Catherine G on Sep 29, 2015
Allergy friendly
Not too large
Christine K on Sep 24, 2015
I picked this plant for color , color and color!
Priyadarshini K on Sep 20, 2015
Hopefully will make decent Bonsai.
Terence B on Jan 29, 2018
So beautiful hoping to bring some beauty to my yard
Althea J on Oct 27, 2017
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.
what is the correct pruning method?
[email protected] b on Jan 23, 2015
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.
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.
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.
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.
These don't change leaf colors in the fall, like the Sioux and Hopi ones?
judith b on Oct 2, 2016
BEST ANSWER: No Judith, the Tuscarora does not change leaf colors in the fall like the Sioux does.
are the trees already flowering and ready to plant? yes
A shopper on Jul 14, 2014
BEST ANSWER: I planted mine in late winter and they bloomed the same summer.
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.
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 am in New York and I planted mine last year, so I am not sure about these. However, I have had them in Virginia and they did well and my mom has them in Alabama and they are good growers and come back every year. I would imagine that you would be fine if they can make it through the winters outside of Washington D.C.
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.
How fast does it grow?
Jim H on Aug 19, 2016
BEST ANSWER: They can grow 4-5 feet per year.
how long is the blooming season?
Laney H on Apr 9, 2016
BEST ANSWER: ­It is midsummer, peaking in August. (Last about 80 days)
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.
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.

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