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Teskogee Crape Myrtle

Tuskegee Crape Myrtle

Lagerstroemia (indica x fauriei) 'Tuskegee'

Height: 18-25'
Spread: 15-18'
Shape: symmetrical canopy with a regular (or smooth) outline, and individuals have more or less identical crown forms
Foliage: Green; leaf 2 to 4 inches
Fall Color: orange; red; yellow
Hardiness: 7-9

Comments: The 6- to 12-inch-long clustered coral pink blooms appear on the tips of branches during the summer. The individual flowers are ruffled and crinkly as to appear made of crepe paper. The smooth, peeling bark and multi-branched, open habit of Crape-Myrtle make it ideal for specimen planting where its bright red to orange-colored fall leaves add further interest. The tree is upright-spreading, or vase-shaped, with branches spreading out as they ascend.

PDFTuskegee Crape Myrtle Fact Sheet