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PlantFiles: Japanese Crepe Myrtle, Crape Myrtle
Lagerstroemia x fauriei 'Tuscarora'

Family: Lythraceae (ly-THRAY-see-ee) (Info)
Genus: Lagerstroemia (la-ger-STREEM-ee-a) (Info)
Species: x fauriei (FAU-ree-eye) (Info)
Cultivar: Tuscarora

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10-12 ft. (3-3.6 m)
12-15 ft. (3.6-4.7 m)

USDA Zone 7a: to -17.7 C (0 F)
USDA Zone 7b: to -14.9 C (5 F)
USDA Zone 8a: to -12.2 C (10 F)
USDA Zone 8b: to -9.4 C (15 F)
USDA Zone 9a: to -6.6 C (20 F)
USDA Zone 9b: to -3.8 C (25 F)

Sun Exposure:
Full Sun

Bloom Color:

Bloom Time:
Mid Summer

Good Fall Color

Other details:
This plant is attractive to bees, butterflies and/or birds
Flowers are good for cutting
Provides winter interest

Soil pH requirements:
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Patent Information:
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Propagation Methods:
From softwood cuttings
From semi-hardwood cuttings
From hardwood cuttings
From hardwood heel cuttings
By air layering

Seed Collecting:
Unknown - Tell us

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3 positives
2 neutrals
No negatives

Gardeners' Notes:

Positive karemo On Oct 31, 2014, karemo from Melbourne
Australia wrote:

Thrives in Melbourne, AU (9b). Very drought tolerant - handles the dry heat well and needs little/no supplementary watering. Good small feature tree for an area that needs shade in Summer and light in Winter. Flowers are a vibrant deep pink, I also get good Autumn colour in the foliage.

Neutral mdgdnr On Apr 26, 2011, mdgdnr from Essex, MD wrote:

It's a beautiful plant. It bloomed the very first summer I planted it! It is very hardy for a crape and has survived some snowstorms! I have had some trouble with browning leaves in late summer. I don't know why. Perhaps it became dry, but this region is coastal and humid. The blooms are beautiful. I have had some dieback of the tips of the branches since day one. It happened two years in a row. I would say a two-inch dieback, which isn't bad because that's about how much I would prune off anyway! It hasn't taken off or grown as much as I expected. My brown turkey fig tree has done better. This one is situated out front and gets ample late afternoon sunlight- whereas the fig is in back and receives some late morning and early afternoon sun. We are a 7b/8a with hot, humid summers and chilly winters with a handfull of snows a year. There are ENORMOUS crapes here in Maryland and my neighborhood, so I am hoping this one takes off more soon.

Neutral porchpet On Jul 10, 2007, porchpet from Holiday, FL wrote:

i love this plant, they are beautiful when full & thick in bloom.
though in the dorment days its not very attractive and drops all its leaves. but its very well worth the wait of bloom, it started blooming the begining of the summer late may maybe or early june

Positive neldacantu On Jul 26, 2005, neldacantu from San Antonio, TX wrote:

I planted three four foot "Tuscarora" crape myrtles in late spring and have been thrilled with them! They bloom profusely and have a beautiful and bright rosy/hot pink color to them. (Not mauve!) They have bloomed continuously because I have pruned the spent blooms and fed them with fertilizer.

Positive TJsGarden On Jul 16, 2005, TJsGarden from Austin, TX wrote:

This tree is all over Austin, TX...absolutely beautiful in a grouping!


This plant has been said to grow in the following regions:

Atmore, Alabama
Montevallo, Alabama
San Leandro, California
Santee, California
Ocean View, Delaware
Bartow, Florida
Holiday, Florida
Jacksonville, Florida
Winter Springs, Florida
Savannah, Georgia
Gray, Louisiana
Essex, Maryland
Upper Marlboro, Maryland
Vineyard Haven, Massachusetts
Efland, North Carolina
Hillsborough, North Carolina
New London, North Carolina
Oklahoma City, Oklahoma
North Augusta, South Carolina
Lenoir City, Tennessee
Seymour, Tennessee
Austin, Texas
Bedford, Texas
Copperas Cove, Texas
Fort Worth, Texas
Garland, Texas
Georgetown, Texas
Joshua, Texas
New Caney, Texas
San Antonio, Texas
Weatherford, Texas
Fairfax, Virginia
Fishersville, Virginia
Urbanna, Virginia

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