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Lagerstroemia fauriei Tuscarora

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.


 

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All the trees (and their positioning) on this tree trail have been discussed with arboreal specialists


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A little more about why this tree was chosen