Growing Zones: 7-9 outdoors(hardy down to 10℉) 7-9 outdoors
- Mature Height:
- 15-25 ft.
- Mature Width:
- 10-20 ft.
- Full Sun
- Growth Rate:
- Botanical Name:
- Lagerstroemia indica 'Tuscarora'
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One of the Most Adaptable Crape Myrtles
Why Tuscarora Crape Myrtles?
This variety gives you hundreds of coral pink flowers, no matter where you plant them! And since the Tuscaroras are perfect for barren areas or trouble spots, they're ideal to grow just about anywhere.
Basically, 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. And 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.
Why Fast-Growing-Trees.com is Better
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! Plus, it's virtually allergy-free and fast-growing, so it's versatile and adaptable.
But the best part? We've planted, grown and nurtured it for best results in your own garden. Because we've put in the hard work at the nursery, long before shipping, you reap the rewards of healthier roots, more well-developed growth and easier, faster color.
So, don't wait - get your own Tuscarora Crape Tree today!
Customer Reviews & Photos
No isues so far
Growing well and pushing blooms since transplanting 2 months ago.
Love this tree!
I needed a crepe myrtle that would get about 25’ high and would match the salmon color of the room next to where it would be planted. I found one right away. It was in great condition when it arrived. And importantly it had been pruned very well. I am very happy
I have never taken time to write a review but I have never had such a quality plant delivered to my house. Wow, it was full and healthy and I am so pleased. I paided as much for your tree as I did for another tree from Spring Hill, (I don't know if I am supposed to say their name?), but it was just plain stick. I understand their philosophy with dormant stock and no soil so the mailing fee is less. Their trees are growing, healthy and will do fine, but consider the difference of opening the tree from them and then opening the tree from your company with a lush, green, beautiful tree ready to plant. I am so happy.
Received the wrong tree
I received a white "Natchez" instead of the "Tuscarora" I ordered. I didn't notice until after planting when I removed the label. The "Natchez" is thriving, so no complaints. I have order many times from this nursery, and never had this happen before. One mistake is understandable.
Tree came looking dead. Planted it right away anyway and there is some new growth, but no flower buds. (Planted in March) Whatt i am really disapointed in is i purchased this tree as much for its multiple trunks as it color. Mine is single trunk. It as tall as i paid for at least. I do not know if it develops the multiple trunks as it ages and grows? If not i will tear it out and NEVER order from them again and stick with plants i can see before i buy, instead a photo of a mature perfect specimen. They should include pictures of examples of what you're really going to get. Too bad, I have spent a lot of money with them to date.
We're sorry to hear that your crape myrtle wasn't satisfactory! Can you please send us some photos of what you received so we can take a look? You can go through our "contact us" page and we'll be happy to help!
Planting & Care
1. Planting: Crapes are full sun lovers, so try and find a spot where they will get as much sun as possible. However, 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.
After you have found your planting area, make your hole twice as wide as the root ball and just as deep. Place your Crape 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. Tamp down the soil lightly as you back fill the hole to prevent air pockets from forming and then water after you’ve finished to settle the soil. Mulch the area around the tree to conserve water moisture.
2. 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.
But if you're not sure when to water, simply check the soil about 2 or 3 inches down in the surrounding area. If the soil is dry here, it's time to water.
3. Pruning: Prune in the late winter, and sterilize your cutting tools with rubbing alcohol for a clean cut. Also, always make your cuts at a 45-degree angle.
Only a light pruning of the Myrtle is needed to encourage plenty of blooms. For a more graceful tree shape, remove all but 4 to 5 strong trunks and then remove the lateral branches around the bottom half of the tree. To encourage branching, make your cuts on the longer, leggy limbs. And remove any damaged, diseased, or crossing branches during the late winter, as well as any suckers or low growths.
4. 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.
Most items ship the next business day unless otherwise noted
Estimated Shipping Time: Most orders ship immediately, however some orders may ship in 1-2 business days (we do not ship on the weekends) from date of purchase. As noted on the website, some items are seasonal, and may only ship in spring or fall. Once your order is shipped, you'll receive an email with a tracking number.
|Amount of Order||Shipping Charge|
|Less than $15||$11.95|