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Tuscarora Crape Myrtle

Lagerstroemia indica 'Tuscarora'


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-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- 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.

Coarse 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- 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- TreeGator® Jr. Watering Bag
TreeGator® Jr.

When you’re making an investment and effort in planting new trees in your landscape, you can assure their survival and growth by using TreeGator® - a truly simple and innovative drip irrigation system in a bag.

With hot summers and droughts the norm around the USA, TreeGator® is an absolute necessity to protect your new trees and shrubs.

TreeGator® is super easy to install without any tools, and it can easily be filled up with a standard garden hose or can even be connected to a rain barrel!

It's a super time saver that takes the worry out continually remembering whether you've watered your new tree or not. Plus, all the water that goes into the drip bag is used up with no waste, so TreeGator® is environmentally friendly with regard to water use.

Tree Gator

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

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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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Great buying experience. The crepe myrtle was delivered promptly, in perfect condition. Was actually taller and fuller than expected for this time of year (late September). Planting directions were straight forward and simple to follow. Since it has only been planted for a few weeks I can’t comment on blooming and longevity but given my experience to date I have no doubt it will thrive. Would not hesitate to make fast-growing-trees my “go to” source for garden needs.
October 20, 2018
3 months ago
Beautiful established trees, worth the price!
Was in need of some fairly quick privacy so I went for the 5-6' Tuscarora Crape Myrtles. I was impressed that they were actually over 5' tall. I'm 5'6" and both were taller than me. In addition to that, they both had 5 or 6 healthy trunks. Both had blooms straight out of the box and both have continued to bloom since planted two weeks ago. Fingers crossed that they survive the NJ zone 7 winter and remain happy where I planted them.
Meet Fred and Ethel the Myrtzles!
Very pleased. Just hoping they survive the winter and do well.
Looking great right out of their boxes. Both had flowers blooming!  Worth the price for 5-6' trees.
October 2, 2018
4 months ago
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Just 1 week after I receive the tree, the flower started to sprout.
This is the first time I order a tree on the internet, the package was very good, and it was very easy to plant. I recommend this company ! Thank you.
Just 1 week after I receive the tree, the flower started to sprout. The color is very rich.
Just 1 week after I receive the tree, the flower started to sprout. The color is very rich.
August 31, 2018
5 months ago
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4-5’ crape myrtle
This was a good deal! Decent size and these trees grow fast!"..................................................................
4-5 foot when it arrived. Nice size and shape. I’m happy especially for the price!
4-5 foot when it arrived. Nice size and shape. I’m happy especially for the price!
August 10, 2018
Blooming beautifully
It is now in bloom, not quite the coral color as shown in the photo, but it is a lovely, lush pink. Even with our Georgia clay and rock, with some MiracleGro soil amendment in the hole, it is growing well.
July 11, 2018
8 months ago
Eight Tuscarora Myrtles
All eight trees showed great promise upon arrival. Successfully planted, watered and caged. Appear to be thriving. Not sure how 'fast-growing' these trees are predicted to be or when flowering will occur. Anyone have that answer for me???
June 5, 2018
8 months ago
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Part of my first ever order from this company. The Tuscarora is still small. Under 12 inches. But it does have leaves growing on it for the past 3 months now. No flowers yet. Looks like this one may grow well though. The other 2, (Nachez and Muskogee) died.
May 25, 2018
1 year ago
We are in the Pacific Northwest and needed something for a wet spot in our beds. It came in awesome packaging. We thought that this plant was dead after waiting 60 days planted. On the day that we were going to rip it out we had an abundance of buds and now it has fully leafed out. It looks wonderfully healthy, even with "wet feet" against a sunny fence. Can't wait to see what more is in store. Don't give up. For reference our Kousa Dogwood is just now leafing out as well. Welcome Tuscarora Crape Myrtle.
May 21, 2018
10 months ago
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Good value, good quality
Arrived and planted the same day. Height is perfect and they are growing strong. Can’t wait to see them next spring.
May 20, 2018
9 months ago
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So far so good.
When I received the crape myrtle, it didn't look too good (on 3/29/18 - photo #2). Almost two months later it appears to be
healthy, full of leaves - photo #1). This is one very thirsty plant!
If I don't water every 2nd or 3rd day, the leaves droop and beg
for water. I will add that it has been 100 degrees, more or less, for the past 3 weeks. I have another younger crape myrtle, which is happy with watering about 1 / wk.
Photo 2 - two months after planting.
As received from fgt 3/29/18
May 19, 2018
10 months ago
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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

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Why did you choose this? Store
very attractive looking and just needed a dwarf sized plant for front yard. Has all qualifications that was needed.
jennie D on Jan 13, 2019
mature size, growth rate, flowering
Al S on Sep 21, 2018
very attractive looking and just needed a dwarf sized plant for front yard. Has all qualifications that was needed.
jennie D on Jan 13, 2019
Like the color
Marco M on Oct 24, 2018
mature size, growth rate, flowering
Al S on Sep 21, 2018
DICKIE G on Sep 14, 2018
It exactly fits my needs for color, size and shade in a particular spot in my garden,
Chris B on Sep 3, 2018
Beautiful pink blooms that my wife adores
Ronald G on Aug 25, 2018
My sister has rhese. Beautiful
Donna D on Aug 13, 2018
Like my neighbors tree
William S on Aug 8, 2018
I have ordered different products over a long period of time and every item came quickly, boxed well and are healthy plants and trees.
Michael L on Jul 10, 2018
my reason for piking this plant is because is a fast growing plant and will look beatiful on the garden of my new house
angela g on Jul 8, 2018
Potential height of the tree and its beauty. I love crape myrtles.
AndreaR on May 12, 2018
My favorite Crape Myrtle Color
Jeffery W on May 2, 2018
Color and fast growth
Ginnie T on Apr 27, 2018
The flower color was not bright red or pink and would provide much needed shade.
Michele W on Apr 16, 2018
Liked color and wanted to add to my other one on side of house. Low maintenance
daniela h on Apr 8, 2018
rebecca p on Apr 3, 2018
Diana A on Mar 5, 2018
color and height
Larry N on Mar 3, 2018
I love the color of the flowers.
Lan T on Feb 27, 2018
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
Like the color
Marco M on Oct 24, 2018
DICKIE G on Sep 14, 2018
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.
How many trunks does your tuscarora crepe myrtle have?
A shopper on Sep 21, 2014
BEST ANSWER: I order two plants. One had three stems and the other had only one. They should have either 3 or 5 main stems.
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.
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.
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.
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.
Does this tree bloom in the winter or is it dormant ?
Rick H on Mar 7, 2018
BEST ANSWER: It is as a deciduous tree, so it will go dormant in the winter.
Would it be ok to plant this in early spring, mid April??
Katie on Oct 24, 2018
BEST ANSWER: I have see it being done, although they tend to do better if you plant them in the fall. They'll go dormant through the winter and be ready to bloom next spring
I want to plant this tree in early spring, mid March to second week in April, can it survive in a pot from now, February, until then?
Sheila R on Feb 25, 2018
BEST ANSWER: Yes it can. I left mine in the pot for some time before I planted it, then had additional landscaping done and it was re-located and it is still going strong. Beautiful tree!!
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.
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.
Will these survive in clay soil? We’re in central NJ and our neighborhood is mostly clay soil.
Eric H on Aug 26, 2018
BEST ANSWER: It’s surviving great so far in my Texas clay soil.
Can I grow a crape mrytle tree in Cleveland Ohio? My friend has them in his yard in Pennsylvania near Philadelphia.
Brian G on Jul 30, 2018
BEST ANSWER: I would not know. Live in Alabama
Hi. I’m in New Jersey. Would a Crape Myrtle do well here? I am 5 miles inland from the Central Jersey Shore. Also I am looking for a nesting tree. Are birds attracted to the Crape Myrtle for nesting?
Felicia K on Jun 25, 2018
BEST ANSWER: The growing zones are 7-9. Click the link to look up what growing zone you are in.
They are moderately salt tolerant.
Do these trees draw in bees, ect. ?
Janice M on May 30, 2018
BEST ANSWER: Not in any significant amount
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.
I am planning on buying a Tuscarora Crape Myrtle in
September. I live in Southern CA. Zone 9. I am buying the 5-6’. How long will it take to establish? How many feet/year is it expected to grow?l
Crape Myrt Ans on Sep 2, 2018

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