10 inch Pot -
Large, mature, well established plant ready to be set out into the landscape. Growing and shipped in a 10 inch diameter plastic pot. Plant will be a minimum of about 2 ft. tall, be full and branched, and unlikely to have bloom or bud at the time of shipping. This size is shipped one plant per carton by UPS Ground Service to the contiguous 48 states and cannot be shipped to Alaska or Hawaii.
Watermelon Red Tuscarora Crape Myrtle is a summer blooming intermediate grower with bright watermelon pink toned red flowers. It is a reliable and profuse bloomer that begins to show color in mid to late summer. The bloom cycle lasts into early fall until the nights begin to cool. Bloom period can be extended as long as the weather remains warm by pruning away seed pods as they form.
Watermelon Red Tuscarora Crape Myrtle a medium sized cultivar, reaching a mature height of about 15' to 20'', making it a very desirable tree for urban planting, or as a large hedge row, or boundary planting.
The bark of Watermelon Red Tuscarora Crape Myrtle will develop an attractive grey, green peeling texture as the plant matures and ages that makes an attractive and interesting visual display even when the trees are dormant in the winter.
This Crape Myrtle is a fast vigorous grower through the spring and summer months, and will establish and gain height, generally several feet per year until reaching maturity. These trees are easily shaped and trimmed and are often seen as mass plantings. They also make a dramatic color statement when mass planted and maintained in a hedge form.
This cultivar is resistant to downy mildew, which is a fungus that is problematic on many of the older cultivars.
Here's a few hints for growing the Tuscarora Watermelon Red Crape Myrtle Tree within the recommended USDA Zone Range (7, 8, 9)
||Lagerstroemia indica Tuscarora
||Crape Myrtle, Crapemyrtle, Crepe Myrtle, Crepemyrtle, Watermelon Red, Tuscarora
||15 ft to 18 ft
||Urban Tree, Median, Accent, Boundary
- Plant in well drained soil in a sunny location.
- Feed regularly through the growing season with a high quality slow release fertilize
- Prune for shape after blooming in the fall and stop feeding as the leaves begin to change color and drop.
- Avoid late season pruning, as it reduces cold tolerance and the next season's bloom.
- Protect the roots from freezing until very well established.