Lagerstroemia 'Tonto'

Tonto Fuchsia-Red Crapemyrtle

This semi-dwarf variety has large clusters of blooms ranging from dark fuschia to red that last throughout the summer. Tonto is a cross with L. fauriei with superior resistance to leaf spot and powdery mildew. Tonto displays dark green foliage that turns a beautiful orange-red in the fall. Exfoliating bark adds winter interest.

Category: Small flowering tree; deciduous
Hardiness: 6 to 9
Foliage: Semi-glossy dark green; young leaves emerge dark bronze
Fall Color: Beautiful orange-red fall foliage
Flower: Large clusters of fuchsia-red blooms
Bark: Red-purple young branches; cream to grey-brown bark at maturity
Winter Interest: Exfoliating colors on the trunk and branches
Texture: Medium
Shape: Semi-dwarf vase-shaped trunks with a rounded head
Mature Size: 10' tall by 6' wide
Growth Rate: Fast
Adaptability: Tonto' reportedly has excellent mildew resistance