Line your landscape with this brilliant crape myrtle variety for lush flowers all summer long!
A long bloom period of beautiful summer flowers, attractive fall foliage, and excellent drought-tolerance make the Tonto Crape Myrtle tree a favorite semi-dwarf variety for either formal or informal landscapes. The green foliage will stay vibrant from early spring until flower color diminishes in fall.
The Tonto flowering tree grows best in full sun with rich, moist soil. But it will tolerate less ideal positions in the landscape just as well once it becomes established. Be sure to water thoroughly the first year of planting to establish a strong root system.
This small tree grows best in USDA growing zones 7-9. A true southern classic. It can grow to be 8-15 feet tall and 6-10 feet wide branch span. It prefers well drained soil and has powdery mildew resistance.
Lagerstroemia indica ‘Tonto’ crape myrtle has a vase shaped structure during the growing season. The bright red-pink blooms appear in early summer and will last for months. The addition of a slow release fertilizer will aid in the production of flower clusters.
Check out our crape myrtle grow guide here!
Lagerstromia indica 'Tonto'
- Showy flowers
- Drought tolerant
- Disease resistant
- Semi-dwarf size