CRAPE MYRTLE: TONTO
LATIN NAME: LAGERSTROEMIA INDICA 'TONTO'
The fast-growing tree has clusters of hot pink blooms in the summer. Its smooth tan bark with glossy green foliage grows 8-15 feet tall (6-10 feet wide). Plant in groups to make a statement all year-round.
Amount of Sunlight: Full sun
Amount of Water: Water regularly; more frequent watering in extreme heat
Soil Conditions: Prefers dry, well-drained soil
Cold Hardiness Zone: 7-9
This easy-to-grow evergreen shrub needs a regular water schedule to ensure the growth of a mature root system. After the mature root system is established, watering is needed occasionally, except during a drought, watering is needed regularly. Pruning is recommended once per year.