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Tonto Hardy Crape Myrtle

Tonto Hardy Crape Myrtle

Beauty and interest all year long !
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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" pots. Zones 6-9. Lagerstroemia x 'Tonto' Deer tend to avoid.

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Gardening Details for Tonto Hardy Crape Myrtle

Botanical Name: Lagerstroemia 'Tonto' (L. indica L. fauriei)
Common Name: Tonto Hardy Crape Myrtle
Form: Deciduous small tree
Sun Exposure: Full Sun, Partial Shade
Height/Habit: 8 - 10 feet
Spread: 10 - 12'
Hardiness Zone: 6-10
Flowering Date: Mid summer to late summer.
Winter Care: Mulch in colder climates, remove in early spring before growth starts until plant is established.
Shipping Season: Spring
Flower Color: red
Flower Form: Large decorative panicles of many small frilled flowers with crinkled petals. Extremely beautiful.
Foliage Type: Elliptic-ovate, lustrous medium green. New growth has a bronzy-pink cast. Developes an attractive light maroon to bright red color in fall.
Resistance: Good resistance to mildew
Pruning: To shape and for aesthetics. Also remove spent bloom panicles to encourage repeat blooming.
Soil Requirement: Well drained, tolerant of heavy clay soils.
Additional Information: Small 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
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