Lagerstroemia x fauriei ‘Tonto’

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USDA Hardiness zone: Zn6b 0º to -5ºF

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Sweet little tree that has some of the most vivid fuchsia/magenta flowers in the Crape Myrtle universe. To 14′ tall with a rounded crown. In late August to October huge trusses of vivid magenta flowers are quite showy. In the waning light of summer this vivid display is welcome. The trunks eventually exfoliate to a soft sandalwood brown with taupe blotches. Very nice. Completely disease resistant. Excellent small garden tree. Fall color is boisterous red and orange. Regular deep irrigation and full all day sun in a hot position. Grows approximately 2′-3′ per year when young. Excellent National Arboretum hybrid.

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