Crape Myrtle - Tonto

Scientific Name: Lagerstroemia indica x fauriei
Best Planted in USDA Hardiness Zone: 7-9.


Plant Quick Guide

Growing Zones:


Mature Height:

5-10 ft

Mature Width:

5-8 ft


Full (6-8 hours)


5-8 ft

Growth Rate:


Flower Color:

Dark Pink

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The Tonto Crape Myrtle is a perfect choice if you want a colorful, small tree for yard borders or hedging. This hybrid grows to about 10 ft. tall and will bring bursts of fuchsia pink to your yard from summer until fall. It experiences about 75-days of beautiful, dark pink blooms in the summer and in the fall its leaves turn a bright maroon or yellow. Like other crape myrtles, the Tonto is very hardy and possesses a high mildew resistance. It is hardy in Zones 7-9.USDA ZONES: Zone 7, Zone 8, Zone 9.
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STEP 1) First, decide on a planting location. Consider carefully what kind of sun, soil, and growing-space your tree or shrub will need.
STEP 2) Once you've located the perfect spot, the hole you are digging must be at least double the width and as deep as the root system you are planting.
STEP 3) Remove the plant from the pot and place the root ball in the hole. The top of the root system should be level with the ground. Before placing the tree or shrub in the hole, use your hands to gently break up the root system.
STEP 4) Once the plant is in place, backfill the hole with native soil and any leftover potting material.
STEP 5) Pack down the soil to eliminate any air pockets.
STEP 6) When finished, water thoroughly.

To help crape myrtles retain water, mulch with organic matter 2-3 inches deep, making sure to keep mulch a few inches away from the trunk. Water regularly until established. Remove dead branches any time and prune weak branches back in the spring in order to encourage a strong and productive tree.

Customer Reviews

Based on 4 reviews
Beautiful Tonto

Just took my Tonto out of the packaging (big tree), and it is a winner! Tall, many branches, leafing out, and looks very healthy. The packaging held it securely, although some of the staples that held the box shut were loosened by shipping. I am very pleased. I will update after it has time to settle into its new home.

My Tonto Crape Myrtle

I was very please with the plant but not the packaging. By the time I received it, the box had been damaged and one of the branches was broken. Need to work on better protection for the plant for shipping. That is the only problem I had. I got it in the ground and it is doing very well.

Crepe Myrtle Tonto, planted fall 2017

I planted 3 Tonto's fall/2017 and transplanted this spring, so far at least 8" growth, 1 over 12", by end of summer I'm sure it will be much more. I can't wait to see flowers on them.

Crape Myrtle Tonto

I couldn’t be happier with my Tontos. They arrived completely dormant but just two weeks after being planted they’re full of leaves. Quick delivery.

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