Lagerstroemia fauriei is known as the Japanese Crape Myrtle. And is more cold-hardy than the Common Crape Myrtle, so it has been extensively used as a parent of hybrid varieties to produce plants able to grow well in colder zones. The ‘Tuscarora’ Crape Myrtle will reach 20 feet in height forming a vase-shaped tree. It has beautiful coral-pink blossoms all summer and is particularly notable for the attractive red colour of the new leaves in Spring.
The bark is mottled light-brown and the Autumn colours are orange and red. Although bred in 1967 it was not introduced until 1978.
All the trees (and their positioning) on this tree trail have been discussed with arboreal specialists