Crape Myrtle Tonto (Dark Red)

The Crape Myrtle Tonto (Lagerstroemia 'Tonto') is an upright shrub that blooms bright magenta flowers and functions as an accent plant.A hybrid creation from the Japanese Crape and the common...

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The Crape Myrtle Tonto (Lagerstroemia 'Tonto') is an upright shrub that blooms bright magenta flowers and functions as an accent plant.

A hybrid creation from the Japanese Crape and the common Crape, the Tonto can also create small hedges and be used for other screening purposes.

A few facts about this mildew-resisting shrub and its beauty:
• In the fall, the Tonto’s foliage turns a dull red color.
• Its spring leaves are bronze.
• A less significant, second bloom may likely occur in early autumn.
• And it’s likely the last tree in your backyard to lose its leaves.

The Crape Myrtle Tonto should be planted in well-drained soil and hardiness zones 7-10. Full sun is required, but, once the plant is established, it becomes tolerant to drought.

At maturity, the Tonto will grow a maximum 10 feet tall and six feet wide, making the plant a perfect solution for landscapes with little space.

Developed in 1990, the Tonto is a winner of the Georgia Gold Medal (1996) and the Mississippi Medallion (1999) awards for its notable versatility.

 

Specifications

Mature Height: 7 to 10 Feet.

Mature Width: 5 to 6 Feet.

Scientific Name: Lagerstroemia x fauriei 'Tonto'

Growth Rate: Medium

Light: Full Size

 

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