Lagerstroemia 'Tonto' Japanese Crepe Myrtle

'Tonto' is one of several mildew resistant hybrids. It is a deciduous, upright, spreading, multi-stemmed shrub. Features dark green foliage turning dull red to reddish purple in fall, beige bark which exfoliates with age and terminal, crepe-papery, 6-7" long inflorescences (panicles) of bright magenta flowers from mid-summer to early fall. Flowers give way to round seed capsules which often persist well into winter.  Shrubs stay smaller in northern climates.
Height: 2.00 to 8.00 feet
Spread: 2.00 to 6.00 feet
Bloom Time: July to September
Bloom Description: Magenta
Sun: Full sun
Water: Medium
Maintenance: Medium
Flower: Showy, Good Cut
Leaf: Good Fall
Tolerate: Drought, Clay Soil, Air Pollution
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