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Tonto Hardy Crape Myrtle

Beauty and interest all year long !

  • Sun Exposure: Full Sun
  • Height/Habit: 8 - 10 feet
  • Zone: 6-10
  • Flowering Date: Mid summer to late summer.
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Tonto Hardy Crape Myrtle

Developed by Dr. Donald Egolf at the U.S. National Arboretum, this small tree, just 8-10' tall, is hardy, disease resistant and quite ornamental with large, deep pink-red bloom panicles in mid to late summer and colorful exfoliating bark. Ideal size for small gardens, corner spots – even containers. Plant in full sun to partial shade and provide regular watering during the first growing season. Ships in 4" pot. Zones 6-9. Lagerstroemia x 'Tonto'. Deer tend to avoid.
Product Details
  • Season Spring
  • Unit of Measure1
  • Botanical NameLagerstroemia 'Tonto' (L. indica L. fauriei)
  • Sun ExposureFull Sun
  • State RestrictionsAE AK GU HI PR
  • Spread10 - 12 feet
  • Hardiness Zone6-10
  • Flowering DateMid summer to late summer.
  • Planting InstructionsAdaptable to many soils so long as they are well drained. Firm and water in well.
  • Winter CareMulch in colder climates, remove in early spring before growth starts until plant is established.
  • Flower Color:red
  • Flower FormLarge decorative panicles of many small frilled flowers with crinkled petals. Extremely beautiful.
  • Foliage TypeElliptic-ovate, lustrous medium green. New growth has a bronzy-pink cast. Develop an attractive light maroon to bright red color in fall.
  • Borders1
  • FragranceNone
  • ResistanceGood resistance to mildew
  • Soil RequirementWell drained, tolerant of heavy clay soils.
  • PruningTo shape and for aesthetics. Also remove spent bloom panicles to encourage repeat blooming.
  • Additional InformationSmall plants will flower the first season, but heavy flowering does not occur until the second or third season. Exfoliating bark not evident until third or fourth season
  • Unique CharactersticsYear after year, this beautiful Fantasia Mum will bring an explosion of brilliant hues to your garden. It forms a compact mound 16" - 24" high and 16" - 24" wide, covered with stunning, fiery orange-bronze cushiony blooms and rich foliage.
  • Shipped4" POT
  • Height/Habit8 - 10 feet
  • Growth RateFast once established.
Shipping Information

When will my order ship?

Plants will be shipped at the proper planting time for your area of the country during the shipping timeframes outlined below:

2018 Spring Shipping Schedule
Zone Perennials & Potted Plants
1A-4B 5/7/18 - 6/8/18
5A 4/2/18 - 6/8/18
5B 3/19/18 - 6/8/18
6A 3/12/18 - 6/8/18
6B 3/5/18 - 6/8/18
7A & 7B 2/26/18 - 6/8/18
8A & 8B 2/19/18 - 5/18/18
9A - 10B 2/12/18 - 5/18/18
Last Order Date Zones 1-7: June 4th, 2018
Zones 8-10: May 14th, 2018

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