Lagerstroemia ‘Tonto’

(Tonto Crape Myrtle)


$159.99


Hardiness Zones:

 6a  6b  7a  7b  8a  8b  9a  9b

Quick Overview:

It is a deciduous, upright, spreading, multi-stemmed shrub. Features dark green foliage turning dull red to reddish purple in fall, beige bark which exfoliates with age and terminal, crepe-papery, 6-7″ long inflorescences (panicles) of bright magenta flowers from mid-summer to early fall. Flowers give way to round seed capsules which often persist well into winter.

Description

Best grown in average, medium moisture, well-drained soil in full sun. Does well in loamy, clay soils with good drainage. Benefits from a slow release fertilizer. Overly fertile soils tend to produce lush foliage growth at the expense of flowering with somewhat increased susceptibility to winter injury, however. Water roots deeply, particularly in dry spells, but avoid wetting the foliage.

Additional information

Common Name

Tonto Crape Myrtle

Botanical Name

Lagerstroemia 'Tonto'

Container/Amount

25 gallon

Evergreen or Deciduous

Deciduous

Hardiness Zone

6a, 6b, 7a, 7b, 8a, 8b, 9a, 9b

Growth Rate

Fast

Light Requirements

Sun

Height

8 ft.

Width

6 ft.

Soil Condition

Well-drained

Water Needs

Average

Blooming Period

Summer

Flower Color

magenta

Fragrance

No

Foliage Color

green

Deer Resistant

Yes

Fall Color

Orange

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