Tonto Crape Myrtle
Lagerstroemia indica x fauriei 'Tonto'
Once established, water occasionally; more in extreme heat or containers.
THIS PLANT MAY BE AVAILABLE IN THESE STORES:
Due to the seasonal nature of plants, availability at your local garden center is not guaranteed. Give them a call before visiting.
- 101 Market
8980 Quantrelle Ave. N.e. Otsego MN 55330
- 14th Street Garden Center
793 Jersey Ave. Jersey City NJ 07303
- 3rd Avenue Floral & Greenhouse
1110 3rd Ave. West Dickinson ND 58601
- 4 Ever Green Ldsp. & Dgn
21457 214th Circle Ave Milford IA 51351
|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/Firewise, 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.|
|Companion Plants||California Lilac (Ceanothus); Lilyturf (Liriope); False Heather (Cuphea); Agapanthus (Agapanthus); Indian Hawthorn (Rhaphiolepis)|
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