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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. Ships in 3" pot. Zones 6-9. Lagerstroemia x 'Tonto'. Deer tend to avoid.
  • Height 8 - 10 feet

We ship this item in Spring.

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    Product Details

    • Botanical Name: Lagerstroemia 'Tonto' (L. indica L. fauriei)
    • Common Name: Tonto Hardy Crape Myrtle
    • 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

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    When will my order ship?

    Orders for in-stock seeds, general merchandise and gift certificates are typically shipped within 5 business days.

    Plants will be shipped at the proper planting time for your area of the country during the shipping time frames outlined below:

    *Due to hot weather conditions, we are unable to ship most plant items July through August.

    2017 Spring Shipping Schedule
    Zone All Other Perennials & Potted Plants
    1A-4B 5/1/17 - 6/23/17
    5A 5/1/17 - 6/23/17
    5B 5/1/17 - 6/23/17
    6A 5/1/17 - 6/23/17
    6B 5/1/17 - 6/23/17
    7A & 7B 4/3/17 - 6/23/17
    8A & 8B 2/20/17 - 5/26/17
    9A - 10B 2/13/17 - 5/26/17
    Last Order Date Zones 1-7: June 19th, 2017
    Zones 8-10: May 22nd, 2017

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