During Winter and some early Spring shipments. Some of the plant materials in this shipment are DORMANT. Which means that even thought they have no green top growth, they will grow from dormant buds when temperatures are right. For many perennials, This 'rest period' is ESSENTIAL to good flowering performance in the upcoming season. During Summer/Winter months shipping might be delayed as we only will be shipping on days that we know it wonít harm the plant(s). Monday through Wednesday.
Crape Myrtle Tonto (Dark Red)
The Crape Myrtle Tonto (Lagerstroemia 'Tonto') is an upright shrub that blooms bright magenta flowers and functions as an accent plant.
A hybrid creation from the Japanese Crape and the common Crape, the Tonto can also create small hedges and be used for other screening purposes.
A few facts about this mildew-resisting shrub and its beauty:
' In the fall, the Tonto's foliage turns a dull red color.
' Its spring leaves are bronze.
' A less significant, second bloom may likely occur in early autumn.
' And it's likely the last tree in your backyard to lose its leaves.
The Crape Myrtle Tonto should be planted in well-drained soil and hardiness zones 7-10. Full sun is required, but, once the plant is established, it becomes tolerant to drought.
At maturity, the Tonto will grow a maximum 10 feet tall and six feet wide, making the plant a perfect solution for landscapes with little space.
Recommended Zone 6, 7, 8, 9
Scientific Name Lagerstroemia x fauriei 'Tonto'
Mature Height (ft) 7 to 10 Feet.
Mature Width (ft) 5 to 6 Feet.
Growth Rate Medium
Light Full Size
These are sold in plugs current size is 5-12 inches. These are a fast grower and in a year time you could be enjoying this wonderful color.