Tuscarora Crape Myrtle
Hot Coral Pink Blooms for Months
Most crape myrtles come in shades of soft lavender and pure white.
But the Tuscarora Crape Myrtle breaks the mold with a special shade of deep coral pink.
This pretty tree grows quickly and without much fuss. Its moderate size and beautiful color make it a perfect front yard tree.
You'll want the neighborhood to see this vibrant tree. It starts showing off in the spring with an umbrella of deep green foliage. When many plants have ceased to bloom, Tuscarora Crape Myrtle takes over with an explosion of coral flowers.
Fall sees this tree light up in shades of scarlet and orange. Even in wintertime the interesting seed pods, complex network of trunks and peeling, cinnamon-spotted bark add interest to the landscape.
This moderately-sized tree tops out at about 15 to 20 feet tall with a crown reaching 15 feet wide. The blooms are huge. They can be as big as 12 by 8 inches, creating an impressive display of color that can last more than 2 months.
This hardy tree thrives in growing zones 7 to 10. Put it in full sun to get the most color from its flowers and the best show in the fall.
Whether lining the street or accenting the house, this tree always gets attention!