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Tonto Hardy Crape Myrtle

Beauty and interest all year long !

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. Deer tend to avoid. Lagerstroemia x 'Tonto'
  • Zone 6-10
  • Height 8 - 10 feet
  • Flowering Date Mid summer to late summer.
  • Sun Exposure Full Sun
  • Ship As 4" POT

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    Product Details

    • Botanical Name:

      Lagerstroemia 'Tonto' (L. indica L. fauriei)
    • Form: Tree
    • Sun Exposure: Full Sun
    • Height/Habit: 8 - 10 feet
    • Spread: 10 - 12 feet
    • 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. Develop 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
    • Restricted States: AE AK GU HI PR


    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 - 6/22/18
    5A 4/2/18 - 6/22/18
    5B 3/19/18 - 6/22/18
    6A 3/12/18 - 6/22/18
    6B 3/5/18 - 6/22/18
    7A & 7B 2/26/18 - 6/22/18
    8A & 8B 2/19/18 - 5/18/18
    9A - 10B 2/12/18 - 5/18/18
    Last Order Date Zones 1-7: June 18th, 2018
    Zones 8-10: May 14th, 2018

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