Tonto Crepe Myrtle

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Lagerstroemia Indica x Fauriei ‘Tonto’

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  • Most popular small growing pink crepe myrtle
  • Also known as “Fushia Red” Crepe Myrtle
  • Abundant fushia red / pink flowers in Summer
  • Brilliant autumn foliage transformation
  • Ideal for smaller gardens or feature pots
  • Mature size 3-4 meters



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Also known as “Fushia Red”, Tonto Crepe Myrtle features vibrant deep pink flowers. Featuring abundant flowers in Summer and captivating foliage colour changes in Autumn. Its low maintenance and longevity, this particular variety of crepe myrtle is one of the smaller options, growing to around 3 meters in width and height.


Product Specifications

  • Common Name: Tonto Crepe Myrtle, also known as “Fushia Red”
  • Uses: Specimen tree, Entrance framing, Avenue Planting, Street planting
  • Form: Upright, oval, compact – smaller variety of Crepe Myrtle
  • Height: 3 meters
  • Width: 3 meters
  • Position: Full Sun
  • Flower Period: Summer
  • Flower Colour: Fushia Red / Hot Pink
  • Soil: Most soil types, prefers well draining soil
  • Water Needs: Low water needs once established, keep watered whilst young
  • Growth Rate: Moderate
  • Native: No
  • Maintenance Level: Low
  • Planter Suitability: Moderate, allow ample room for growth


Commonly Asked Questions

When do Crepe Myrtles flower?

Tonto will bloom during Summer and into early Autumn. Then enjoy the seasonal interest, and the foliage transforms into vibrant Autumn tones before the leaves fall.


Is it easy to look after a Crepe myrtle?

Yes, Crepe Myrtles are a resilient tree. They do not require pruning and, once established, have low water needs.


Want to add extra drama to your garden design?

If planting Tonto in your front garden, for a bold move, consider painting your front door in the same shade as the flower blooms. It’s a bold choice, but what an incredible sight!