Tonto Hardy Crape Myrtle Plant

Cold-Hardy, Semi-Dwarf Strain

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Tonto Hardy Crape Myrtle Plant

Cold-Hardy, Semi-Dwarf Strain

Tougher than its Southern cousin. Tolerates subzero temps; consistently produces loads of brilliant red flowers. Leaves turn scarlet in fall. Grows 7-10 ft. tall with a rounded top. Red-tinged, graybarked branches are heavy with blooms from mid to late summer. Zones 6-9.

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Product Details

Product Details

  • Botanical Name: Lagerstroemia indica 'Tonto'
  • Height: 8 - 10 feet.
  • Spacing: 10-12 feet.
  • Spread:10 - 12 feet.
  • Light Required:Full Sun
  • Color: Deep Pinkish-Red.
  • Size: Potted
  • Blooms: Mid Summer, Late Summer
  • Zone: 6-9
  • Form: Shrub, Flowering Tree
  • Flower Form: Large decorative panicles of many small frilled flowers with crinkled petals. Extremely beautiful.
  • Soil Requirements: Well-drained, tolerant of heavy clay soils.
  • Growth Rate: Fast once established.
  • Pruning: To shape and for aesthetics. Also remove spent bloom panicles to encourage repeat blooming.
  • Foliage: Elliptic-ovate, lustrous medium green. New growth has a bronzy-pink cast. Develop an attractive light maroon to bright red color in fall.

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