Lagerstroemia indica x fauriei 'Tonto'
Tonto Crape Myrtle
Tonto Crape Myrtle is a semi-dwarf multi-stemmed deciduous shrub with exfoliating bark. The foliage is a glossy dark green before turning dull red or burgundy in fall, while the large purple-pink panicles bloom on new wood in summer. Best color in full sun and rich well-drained soil. Good resistance to powdery mildew, heat, and drought.
6' - 8'
6’ - 8'
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6 - 9
Full Sun, Part Sun
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MAINTENANCE NEEDS: Low Maintenance. Water Regularly. Prune back in spring before bloom to promote flowers. It can be susceptible to leaf spot and powdery mildew. Watch for aphids and scale.
LANDSCAPE USES: Accents or Group Plantings, Borders, Wildlife Gardens, Urban Gardens, Foundation Planting, and Hedges.
COMPANION PLANTS: Lilyturf, Hibiscus, Agastache
Image: Photo by David J. Stang, Lagerstroemia x fauriei Tonto 1zz, CC BY-SA 4.0