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Crape Myrtle – Tonto

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The “Tonto” Crape Myrtle is a bright pink myrtle that won’t outgrow its’ welcome. A semi-dwarf, it tops out at 8 feet, making it perfect for a contained screening plant or in a front yard design. Deciduous. Leaves turn a rich orange-red in the Autumn.

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The "Tonto" Crape Myrtle has large clusters of soft-textured fuchsia-red blooms on a semi-dwarf, multi-stemmed shrub. Foliage turns a luscious orange-red in fall for exquisite cool season color. Smooth, colorful peeling bark adds year-round interest. Resists mildew, and is heat and drought tolerant. Ideal as a landscape accent or container specimen. Deciduous.

Thrives in average, well-drained soil. Water deeply, regularly during first growing season to establish an extensive root system; reduce frequency, once established. Feed in early spring. Thin young trees late winter to early spring; leave 3 to 7 main trunks or canopy branches. Remove suckers from the base of older trees