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Tonto Hardy Crape Myrtle Plant

Cold-Hardy, Semi-Dwarf Strain

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Tonto Hardy Crape Myrtle Plant

Cold-Hardy, Semi-Dwarf Strain

  • Brilliant red flowers from midsummer to fall
  • Dark green foliage turns red tones in fall
  • Exfoliating bark
  • Mildew-resistant hybrid
Tougher than its Southern cousin, Tonto Hardy Crape Myrtle Tree tolerates subzero temperatures. Like other crape myrtles, this deciduous shrub provides months of interest in the landscape. From midsummer to fall, its bright red flower panicles are on full display. In the fall, its dark green foliage turns reddish hues. Exfoliating bark adds interest to the winter landscape. This mildew-resistant hybrid grows 7-10 ft. tall with a rounded top, making it a good choice as a specimen plant or grouped as a flowering hedge. Grows best in full sun. Zones 6-9.

Plants will be shipped at the proper planting time for your area of the country using the shipping timeframes outlined below. We continually monitor weather conditions for extreme hot or cold and adjust shipping schedules as needed. Due to hot weather conditions, we are unable to ship most plant items in July and August.

Spring 2022 Shipping Schedule
ZONE Large Bareroots, Trees & Shrubs
1A-4A 5/2/22 - 6/24/22
4B 5/2/22 - 6/24/22
5A 4/11/22 - 6/24/22
5B 3/28/22 - 6/24/22
6A 3/14/22 - 6/24/22
6B 2/28/22 - 6/24/22
7A 2/24/22 - 6/24/22
7B 2/21/22 - 6/24/22
8A 2/17/22 - 6/10/22
8B 2/14/22 - 6/10/22
9A & B 2/7/22 - 6/10/22
10A & B 2/7/22 - 6/10/22
Last Order Date 1A-7B: 6/20/22
8A-10B: 6/6/22

Additional Shipping Notes:

The type of product you order or the weather in our area to yours may affect the anticipated shipping schedule, shifting earlier or later, depending.

Trees and shrubs are kept in the nursery row until full dormant for optimum stress protection.

In all cases, we choose the fastest, most efficient way to send your orders via the U.S. Postal Service or FedEx. Large orders or large items may be shipped to you in multiple packages.

Sorry, we cannot ship products to Hawaii, Alaska, APO/FPO or outside the contiguous United States. Please provide a street address as some products are unable to be delivered to Post Office boxes.

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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: 2" Pot
  • 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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