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Lagerstroemia 'Tuskegee' /Tuskegee Crape Myrtle

Lagerstroemia 'Tuskegee'  / Lagerstroemia 'Tuskegee'
Coral pink panicles of flowers with yellow stamens
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Coral pink panicles of flowers with yellow stamens

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Scientific Name: Lagerstroemia 'Tuskegee'
Common Name: Tuskegee Crape Myrtle
Plant Type: Deciduous
Leaf Type: Broadleaf
Hardiness Zone: 7, 8, 9 Determine Your Zone
Height: 20-30 feet
Spread: 15 - 20 feet
Bloom time: Summer
Flower color: Pink
Light Exposure: Sun
Drainage: Well drained, Moist
Rate of Growth: Fast
Water Requirement: Medium
Maintenance Level: Medium
Susceptible to insects
and diseases:
Yes
Landscape Categories: Crape Myrtles
Comments: The tall growing variety 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.