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Lagerstroemia 'Tonto'/Tonto Crape Myrtle

Lagerstroemia 'Tonto' / Lagerstroemia 'Tonto'
A very good dark, rosy-pink flowering crape myrtle
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A very good dark, rosy-pink flowering crape myrtle

Crape myrtles bloom at a very young age

Striking bark features

Medium size flower heads in late spring and summer

Several flower heads

Flowers are a cherry red in color

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Scientific Name: Lagerstroemia 'Tonto'
Common Name: Tonto Crape Myrtle
Plant Type: Deciduous
Leaf Type: Broadleaf
Hardiness Zone: 7, 8, 9 Determine Your Zone
Height: 8-10 feet
Spread: 5 - 10 feet
Bloom time: Summer
Flower color: Red
Light Exposure: Sun, Part Sun
Drainage: Well drained, Moist
Rate of Growth: Moderate
Water Requirement: Medium
Maintenance Level: Medium
Susceptible to insects
and diseases:
Landscape Categories: Bark, Trunk, and Branch Features
Crape Myrtles
Comments: Has fuchsia colored flowers. The "Southern Lilac" blooms for 3 to 4 months in the warm part of the year. The autumn color of some can be outstanding. Prune in late winter and remove the spent flower heads immediately after flowering to extend the blooming period. Susceptible to powdery mildew, cercospora leaf spot and crape myrtle aphids.