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Tonto Hardy Crape Myrtle

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.

NOTE: We are unable to ship our trees to PO Boxes at this time.

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  • Botanical Name: Lagerstroemia indica 'Tonto'
  • Height: 8 - 10 feet.
  • Spacing: 10-12 feet.
  • Depth: Plant at the same depth as in the pot.
  • Spread: 10 - 12 feet.
  • Light Required: Full Sun
  • Color: Deep Pinkish-Red.
  • Foliage: Elliptic-ovate, lustrous medium green. New growth has a bronzy-pink cast. Develop an attractive light maroon to bright red color in fall.
  • 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.
  • Size: Potted
  • Comments: Trees should flower the first season, but will flower more heavily the 2nd or 3rd year. If tree is potted in zone 6 and 7, place it in an unheated garage or sheltered area outdoors for the Winter. This tree is often grown multi-stemmed, with blooms on upper 1/3 of the plant. Likes hot, sunny areas. A very handsome and beautiful all around plant in the landscape. Year round appeal with beautiful vase shaped growth habit. Highly ornamental bark and large profuse flower clusters. Often planted in groups with ground covers beneath. Excellent dwarf variety making it suitable for small gardens and corner spots - even containers. Young branches dark purple becoming gray-brown at maturity. The most hardy of the dwarf varieties developed at the National Arboretum.

Shipping

Most times, orders having items with different shipping schedules are held in full until the entire order is ready to ship based on your grow zone.

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 2020 Shipping Schedule
ZONE Large Bareroots, Trees & Shrubs
1A-4A 5/4/20 - 6/5/20
4B 5/4/20 - 6/5/20
5A 3/30/20 - 6/5/20
5B 3/16/20 - 6/5/20
6A 3/9/20 - 6/5/20
6B 3/2/20 - 6/5/20
7A 2/24/20 - 6/5/20
7B 2/24/20 - 6/5/20
8A & B 2/17/20 - 5/15/20
9A & B 2/17/20 - 5/15/20
10A & B 2/10/20 - 5/15/20
Last Order Date 1A-7B: 6/1/20
8A-10B: 5/11/20

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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