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Tonto Crape Myrtle

Lagerstroemia indica x fauriei 'Tonto'

Pronunciation: la-ger-STRE-mee-a IN-dih-kuh fa-ru-EE-i
SKU #05635
6-9

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OVERVIEW
Description Large clusters of soft-textured fuchsia-red blooms on a semi-dwarf, multi-stemmed shrub. Foliage turns a luscious orange-red in fall for exquisite cool season color. Smooth, colorful peeling bark adds year-round interest. Resists mildew, and is heat and drought tolerant. Ideal as a landscape accent or container specimen. Deciduous.
Light Full sun
Watering Water deeply when soil is dry.
Blooms Summer
Mature Size Quickly reaches 8 ft. tall and wide.
DETAILS
Deciduous/Evergreen Deciduous
Special Features Attractive Bark, Easy Care, Fall Color, Improved Pest and Disease Resistance, Waterwise, Non-toxic to Cats and Dogs, Fast Growing
Growth Rate Fast
Growth Habit Upright
Flower Attributes Showy Flowers
STYLE
Landscape Use Container, Privacy Screen
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 Color Purplish-pink
Foliage Color Green
Companion Plants California Lilac (Ceanothus); Lilyturf (Liriope); False Heather (Cuphea); Agapanthus (Agapanthus); Indian Hawthorn (Rhaphiolepis)
CARE
Care 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

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