|Soil:||Does well in many different types of soil|
|pH:||Slightly acidic or alkaline soil|
|Years to bear:||n/a|
Crape Myrtle, Tonto
Lagerstroemia indica ‘Tonto’
Crape Myrtle is native to China and Korea. It tolerates the heat of our summers very well, and, once it is established, will need almost no care. It blooms almost all summer long, making it an excellent tree for bees and for ornamental purposes. It is also spectacular in the fall as it loses its leaves. The Tonto has fuchsia red blooms. It is also slightly smaller than other crape myrtle trees.