Tonto Crape Myrtle Flowers
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Tonto Crape Myrtle

Crape Myrtle 'Tonto'

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The Lagerstroemia indica x fauriei 'Tonto' - Tonto Crape Myrtle is a perfect addition to any size garden or to be grown in a container. This hardy multi-stemmed, semi-dwarf myrtle is known for it's delicate, soft clusters of fuchsia colored flowers adorning the smooth, peeling bark that bloom from mid-summer to early fall. Dark green foliage turns into a range of red, orange and purple in fall before falling off for winter. Fragrant flower clusters attract pollinators such as hummingbird, bees and butterflies.


Full sun to partial sun.

Attracts birds, bees and butterflies.

Drought tolerant once established.

Pink flowers, non-fragrant

Pet safe, non-toxic


This 'Tonto' Crape Myrtle comes in a 1 Gallon trade pot

Size: Mature size can reach up to 8'ft high and 8'ft wide.

Light: Prefers full sun. (At least 6 hours of direct sunlight)

Hardiness zone: 6 - 9 View Map

Characteristics: This shrub grows in an upright and arching manner, blooming clusters of vibrant magenta flowers in the spring and summer lasting for 3-4 months at a time. Attracts hummingbirds, bees and butterflies. Plant your Crape Myrtle where it will receive full sun in fertile, moist, well-drained soil. Pruning should be done in late winter or early spring before growth begins. Responds well to shaping into either a small tree or shrub.

Growth Rate: Medium to fast

Soil, Water & Fertilize: Adapts to a variety of soils like loam and clay soils. Becomes heat and drought tolerant once roots are established. Prefers average well draining, moist soil with a pH of 5.0 - 6.5. Removing spent flowers will prolong blooming periods.

*Pictures shown are of mature plants and not what you will receive.

Plant Approximately 3'-5'ft apart to allow growing space for future spread.

Abundant blooms will only occur when allowed full sun throughout the day.

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Hardiness zone for this plant: 6 - 9

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Crape Myrtle 'Tonto'

Ranging in sizes and colors the Lagerstroemia Indica, or Crape Myrtle, has a moderately dense, ,multi-stemmed habit. The thin gay bark is exfoliating and exposes a smooth, varying colored bark underneath as it sheds throughout the year.

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