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.
- 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.
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.
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*Plants ship dormant in winter months.
*Pictures shown are of mature plants and not what you will receive.