Lagerstroemia indica x fauriei 'Tuskegee'
Tuskegee Crape Myrtle
Tuskegee Crape Myrtle is a large upright deciduous shrub with a broad spreading crown and smooth exfoliating bark. Its glossy green foliage emerges with a red tinge and turns orange red with fall. Its large frilly watermelon pink panicles bloom on new wood all through summer. Best color in full sun and rich well-drained soil. Tuskegee has exceptional cold and heat tolerance, and becomes drought tolerant once established.
15' - 20'
15’ - 20'
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6 - 9
Full Sun, Part Sun
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MAINTENANCE NEEDS: Low Maintenance. Water Regularly. Prune back in spring before bloom to promote flowers. It can be susceptible to leaf spot. Watch for aphids and scale.
LANDSCAPE USES: Accents or Group Plantings, Borders, Wildlife Gardens, Urban Gardens, Foundational Planting, and Hedges.
COMPANION PLANTS: Indian Hawthorn, Catmint, Hydrangea
IMAGES: Photo by David J. Stang, Lagerstroemia Tuskegee 3zz, CC BY-SA 4.0, (2) Photo by David J. Stang, Lagerstroemia Tuskegee 5zz, CC BY-SA 4.0, (3) Photo by David J. Stang, Lagerstroemia x fauriei Tuskegee 1zz, CC BY-SA 4.0, (4) Photo by David J. Stang, Lagerstroemia x fauriei Tuskegee 0zz, CC BY-SA 4.0
*As plants have ranges in appearance they may not appear as the images shown.