The Tuscarora Crape Myrtle has over the last twenty-five years become the most common crepe myrtle in Texas. It reaches heights of twenty-five feet, is heat hardy and drought tolerant. It has a fine gray bark, that is the least exfoliant of the crepe myrtle barks. This crape myrtle is spectacular in groves and alleys. You can see the upward growth of the branches, the dark green leafs, and the abundance of blooms. This is a heavy bloomer which contributes to its popularity.

Tuscarora: Most Popular Crape Mytle in Texas

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Tuscarora

  • Tuscarora reaches 15 to 20 feet
  • Bloom panicles 12 inches long and 8 inches across
  • Blooms are large, dense and sturdy
  • Definitive coral blossoms larger than virtually any other crape
  • Works well with orange shaded brick
  • Grows three to five feet a year
  • No pesky branching from the base
  • Neat, clean trunklines
  • I just do not like the color!  (Personal Taste Issue)
  • Hardy Zones 7 to 10