Tonto Crape Myrtle
Lagerstroemia indica x fauriei 'Tonto'
Once established, water occasionally; more in extreme heat or containers.
|Botanical Pronunciation||la-ger-STRE-mee-a IN-dih-kuh fa-ru-EE-i|
|Average Size at Maturity||Quickly reaches 8 ft. tall and wide.|
|Design Ideas||The reduced stature of this multi-branched shrub or small tree is perfectly scaled for smaller residential gardens. Feature in large containers as a patio or entry focal point. Good disease resistance ensures attractive foliage and abundant flowering with little care, making it well suited for mass planting in large-scale beds or as an informal hedge. Plant near pathways where the handsome, exfoliating trunk can lend interesting texture and appeal, especially during the dormant winter months.|
|Flower Attribute||Showy Flowers|
|Garden Style||Cottage, Mediterranean, Rustic|
|Landscape Use||Container, Firescaping/Fire Wise, Mass Planting, Privacy Screen, Specimen, Urban Garden|
|Light Needs||Full sun|
|Soil Needs||Tree & Shrub Food|
|Special Feature||Attractive Bark, Easy Care, Fall Color, Improved Disease Resistance, Waterwise, Fast Growing, Tolerates Urban Pollution|
|Watering Needs||Once established, water occasionally; more in extreme heat or containers.|
|Key Feature||Vibrant Summer Flowers|
Thrives in average, well-drained soil. Water deeply, regularly during first growing season to establish an extensive root system; reduce frequency, once established. Feed in early spring. Thin young trees late winter to early spring; leave 3 to 7 main trunks or canopy branches. Remove suckers from the base of older trees.
This Plant's Growing Zones: 6 - 9