Lagerstroemia Checklist: T-U

Cultivar Names of Lagerstroemia (crapemyrtle):

Names beginning with letters T and U

‘Tall Orchid’ (Monrovia Nurs., Azusa, CA. Cat. p. 64. 1961-62): Upright; leaves large, rich green; flowers large, rich orchid.

= ‘Monia’ MAJESTIC ORCHID™, ‘Majestic Cloud’.

‘Tawakoni Pink’ (James C. Kell, Comp., Houston, TX. Crape Myrtles in Cultivation. 1990: Rev. June 1994, unpubl.): Pink (medium to dark hot pink) flowers. Leaves 2” × 2.5”, glossy, rounded. Height 10-12’, multitrunked.


= ‘Deschin 105’ TERRE CHINOISE®.

‘Texas Red’ (Crimson Dale Nursery, Winchester, TN. Cat. p. 10. 1962-63), listed without description.

‘Texas Star’ (James C. Kell, Comp., Houston, TX. Crape Myrtles in Cultivation. 1990: Rev. June 1994, unpubl.), listed without description. (Andersen Horticultural Library’s Sources of Plants and Seeds, p. 137. [year?]), listed without description as available from Aldridge Nurs., Von Ormy, TX, p. 14.

‘The Bride’ (S. Percy-Lancaster, Proc. & Jour. Agr. Hort. Soc. India. p. 55. 1913): Flowers soft pink; selected in 1908 from cross of L. indica ‘Alba’ × L. ‘Rosea’. (S. Percy-Lancaster, Proc. & Jour. Agr. Hort. Soc. India. p. 21. 1920): Reported as a cross of L. indica ‘Candida’ × L. indica ‘Elegans’ [NOTE: the latter variety is likely ‘Rosea’, syn. ‘Rosea Elegans’; the former is likely ‘Alba’.]



‘Tinsley’ (D. R. Egolf and A. O. Andrick, The Lagerstroemia Handbook/Checklist, AABGA, p. 64. 1978): Vigorous growth; original tree 24 ft high; leaves similar to L. fauriei; flowers lavender; mildew resistant; hardy in Houston, TX. Originated as chance seedling of L. fauriei × L. indica at the residence of C. D. Tinsley, Houston, TX. Selected about 1965 by B. M. Basham, Conroe, TX. Named in 1969 and introduced in 1970 by Lynn Lowrey, Lowrey Nurs., Conroe, TX. Name registered February 26, 1975.

‘Tiny Fire’ (Select Nurs., Brea, CA. Cat. p. 36. 1967): Dwarf; flowers rich red. Originated and introduced by Select Nurs.

= ‘Dwarf Tiny Fire’.

‘Tom Dodd’ (Amer. Nurseryman CXLV(3): 73. 1977; Monrovia Nursery Co., Azusa, CA, advertisement), listed without description. (D. R. Egolf and A. O. Andrick, The Lagerstroemia Handbook/Checklist, AABGA, p. 64. 1978), published as an invalid cultivar name. (Registration information, submitted 1978): Tom Dodd gave his neighbor this plant to test. Walter Grimes in turn gave it to Wiley A. Roach to test. Mr. Roach, Roach Nursery, West Monroe, LA, named it ‘Tom Dodd’. It is a seedling from Okmulgee, OK. The flowers are a strong orange-red. At 12 years the plant reached 4’ × 4’ in size. Name registered December 1, 1978.

‘Tonto’ (D. R. Egolf, HortSci. 25(5): 585-587. 1990): Deciduous, globose, semi-dwarf, multi-stemmed shrub; exfoliating bark cream (Yellow Orange 20D3) to taupe (Grey Brown 199B); leaves semi-glossy, elliptic to obovate, 4.5-5.3 cm long and 2.0-2.8 cm wide, dark green (Yellow Green 147A above and Yellow Green 146B beneath), in autumn bright maroon (Greyed Red 199A to Greyed Red 180A); inflorescences upright, globose, 10-21 cm long and 8-13 cm wide with fuchsia (Red Purple 61B) flowers blooming from mid July to September; mildew resistant; hardy USDA zone 7b. Originated in 1974 from the cross[(L. indica ‘Pink Lace’ × L. fauriei) × L. indica ‘Catawba’] × L. ‘Tuscarora’; introduced in 1990 by the U.S. National Arboretum. NA 54972; PI 534644. Name registered May 1, 1992. Click here to view the USNA PDF fact sheet for Lagerstroemia ‘Tonto’.

‘Townhouse’ (J. C. Raulston, Friends of the NCSU Arboretum Newsletter 15: 11-12. 1986): Wide spreading habit; darkest red bark of any crapemyrtle in their collection; flowers white; originated about 1981 as chance seedling of L. fauriei ‘Fantasy’; selected in 1984 and introduced in 1986 by North Carolina State University Arboretum [later renamed the JC Raulston Arboretum]. Name registered November 30, 1994. (Bold Spring Nursery, Monroe, GA. Cat. p. 24, Fall 1992-Spring 1993): Deciduous. Size: 30’ × 20’. Shape: Arching rounded Tree Form. Texture: Medium. Hardiness: Zone 6 to 9. Fall Color: Yellow. Bark: Rusty Brown. Flowers: White, Numerous. Rate of Growth: Fast. More cold Hardy than indica. Numerous white flowers are smaller than other Crapemyrtles and don’t weight branches down as much.

‘True Red’ (Wm. H. Henderson, Expt. Gdns., Fresno, CA. Cat. p. 18. 1939): Small tree; flowers rich rose red, panicles 9 in. broad, 10 in. wide.

‘Truered’ (U.S. Plant Patent #18,456): Deciduous shrub to small tree to 20 ft tall and 25 ft wide at maturity; leaves 1.75 to 2.75 in long and 1.25 to 1.75 in wide, young leaves emerge Greyed-Purple 185A on upper and lower surface and mature Yellow-Green 147A on upper surface and Green 137C on lower surface; inflorescences 8 to 10 in long and 6 to 8 in wide with 200 flowers, flowers 0.75 to 1 in tall and 1.25 to 1.75 wide, emerge and mature Red-Purple 60B. Originated as “controlled open pollination” of ‘Tuskegee’ in North Zulch, TX. Named and introduced by Russell Howell Carroll. Name registered January 29, 2014.

‘Tuscaloosa Red’ (James C. Kell, Comp., Houston, TX. Crape Myrtles in Cultivation. 1990: Rev. June 1994, unpubl.): Red (watermelon) flowers in summer; 20’-25’, multi-trunked, fast-growing tree; mildew resistance moderate.

‘Tuscarora’ (D. R. Egolf and A. O. Andrick, The Lagerstroemia Handbook/Checklist, AABGA, p. 64. 1978): Multiple-stemmed large shrub or small tree; trunk light brown; leaves heavy, glossy above, dark green and red tinged when young, 3-8 cm long, 2.5-3.5 cm wide; inflorescences 12-30 cm long and 10-20 sm wide, with dark coral pink (Red 54A2) flowers; plant under field conditions highly mildew tolerant. Originated in 1967 from the cross Lagerstroemia (L. indica × L. fauriei) ‘Basham’s Party Pink’ × L. indica ‘Cherokee’; selected in 1971; introduced in 1978 by the U.S. National Arboretum. NA 41787; PI 427116. Name registered May 15, 1978. Released July 24, 1978.

‘Tuskegee’ (D. R. Egolf, HortSci. 21(4): 1078-1080. 1986): Deciduous, multiple-stemmed, small tree; branching distinctly horizontal, trunk mottled light grey tan (Greyed Orange 164D2) and spectacular throughout the year; leaves elliptic, 6-10 cm long and 2-5.5 cm wide, dark green (Green 137A above and Yellow Green 147B beneath), in autumn orange red (Orange 26A, Orange Red 34A to Red 46A); inflorescences 15-22 cm long and 12-18 cm wide with dark pink to near red (Red Purple 57D) flowers, frequent recurrent blooming from early July to September; mildew resistant; Hardy zone 7b; originated in 1968 from the cross L. indica ‘Dallas Red’ × L. (L. indica × L. fauriei) ‘Basham’s Party Pink’; selected in 1972; introduced in 1986 by the U.S. National Arboretum. NA 48471; PI 499814. Name registered May 1, 1992. Variously misspelled as ‘Tuskagee’, ‘Tuskeegee’.

‘Twilight’ (Henry Field Seed & Nurs., Shenandoah, IA. Cat. p. 85, Spring 1958): Standard; leaves shiny, deep green; flowers royal purple. (Texas Nurs., Sherman, TX. Cat. p. 8. 1959-60): Vigorous grower; panicles heavy, flowers dark purple. Originated as chance seedling selected in 1957, named in 1958, and trademarked in State of Texas by J. B. Fitzpatrick, Texas Nurs. Red Purple 59D2.