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Lagerstroemia 'Tuscarora' /Tuscarora Crape Myrtle

Lagerstroemia 'Tuscarora'  / Lagerstroemia 'Tuscarora'
A very good crape myrtle with hot-pink flowers
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A very good crape myrtle with hot-pink flowers

A single panicle silhouetted against a blue sky

A grove of this highly popular cultivar

Young crape myrtles growing in a field

Mass border planting just before full bloom

Huge floral panicles on this cultivar

Flowers and foliage

A tree in full bloom

Trees in a variety display garden

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Scientific Name: Lagerstroemia 'Tuscarora'
Common Name: Tuscarora Crape Myrtle
Plant Type: Deciduous
Leaf Type: Broadleaf
Hardiness Zone: 7, 9 Determine Your Zone
Height: 20-30 feet
Spread: 15 - 20 feet
Bloom time: Summer
Flower color: Pink
Light Exposure: Sun, Part Sun
Drainage: Well drained, Moist
Rate of Growth: Fast
Water Requirement: Medium
Maintenance Level: Medium
Susceptible to insects
and diseases:
Landscape Categories: Crape Myrtles
Comments: One of the largest growing crape myrtlesThe "Southern Lilac" blooms for 3 to 4 months in the warm part of the year. The autumn color of some can be outstanding. Prune in late winter and remove the spent flower heads immediately after flowering to extend the blooming period. Susceptible to powdery mildew, cercospora leaf spot and crape myrtle aphids..