‘Tuscarora’ Crape Myrtle
When you need a shrub that thrives in hot, dry locations, the Tonto Crape Myrtle is the perfect choice. If you live in colder regions, even in zone 5 and want to grow Crape Myrtles, this is definitely your best choice, being so hardy it will bloom every year as a small shrub in zones 5 and 6. It will flower continuously from early-summer to the first frost, with large clusters of bright-pink flowers of a rich and vibrant shade. The foliage of the Tonto Crape Myrtle will stay a healthy and a glossy deep green all summer long and never look tired and dusty like older varieties do.
Botanical Name: Lagerstroemia indica ‘Tonto’
USDA Zones: 7-9
Bloom Color: Pink-Red
Bloom Season: Summer to Autumn
Foliage: Deciduous – foliage loss in Winter with new growth each Spring!
Light Needs: Full sun to partial shade
Mature Size: 6-10 ft W x 8-15 ft H
Uses: Containers, landscapes, mass planting and accents