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Image courtesy of Greenleaf Nursery

Image courtesy of Greenleaf Nursery


Lagerstroemia x fauriei 'Tonto'

TONTO CRAPEMYRTLE

Buy Tonto Crapemyrtle online. The best cold hardy red selection. This medium sized crapemyrtle produces an abundance of red flowers mid summer until frost with attractive fall color.

Height:

9-10 Feet

Spread:

8-10 Feet

Hardiness Zone:

5-10

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Plant Characteristics

Bark Color*
  • Tan
  • Brown
Bark Type*
  • Exfoliating
  • Smooth
Cultural Information*
  • Root Rot - Moderate Resistance
  • Leaf Scorch - High Resistance
  • Powdery Mildew - Low Resistance
  • Leaf Spot - Moderate Resistance
Flower Color*
  • Red
Growth Rate*
  • Medium
Leaf Color Fall*
  • Red/Brilliant Red
  • Orange/Brilliant Orange
  • Dark Yellow/Gold
Leaf Color Spring*
  • Green
Leaf Color Summer*
  • Green
Leaf Type*
  • Deciduous/Herbaceous
Nature Assets*
  • Deer Resistant
  • Attracts Butterflies
  • Attracts Bees
Plant Type*
  • Shrub
Preferred Planting Season*
  • Spring Planting
  • Fall Planting
  • Summer Planting
Preferred Soil Conditions*
  • Adapts Well to Most Soil Types
  • Moist
  • Tolerates Low pH (Acidic Soils)
  • Average
  • Prefers Low pH (Acidic Soils)
  • Well-Drained
  • Drought Tolerant
Propagation Methods*
  • Cuttings or Divisions
Season of Interest*
  • Summer
  • Fall
  • Spring
  • Late Spring/Early Summer
  • Summer Flowering
  • Late Summer/Early Autumn
  • Year-Round
  • Early Spring
Sun Exposure*
  • Prefers Full Sun in Northern States
  • Prefers Full Sun in Southern States
Uses*
  • Border Plant
  • Accent Plant
  • Landscape Specimen
  • Cut Flowers
  • Mass Planting
 

Homeowner Growing & Maintenance

Lagerstroemia is easy to grow and adapts to most conditions. Feed once a year with a slow release fertilizer. To give your plant the best start possible, we include free fertilizer with every order.

Interesting Notes

A release from the U.S. National Arboretum breeding program. For USNA info and photos click here.