* Images shown are of mature plants
|Mature Height:||8-10 ft.|
|Mature Width:||6-10 ft.|
|Botanical Name:||Lagerstroemia indica 'Tonto'|
|Does Not Ship To:||AZ|
|Grows Well In Zones:||7-10 outdoors|
|You are in Growing Zone:||#|
Growing Zones: 7-10 outdoors(hardy down to 10℉)
Giant Blooms, Even in the Smallest Spaces
Why Tonto Crape Myrtle Trees?
Get the promise of huge, eye-catching blooms, no matter the size of your landscape. With the Tonto Crape Myrtle Tree, you get rich fuchsia-red flowers throughout the summer, even in tiny gardens.
It’s the perfect tree for big color in small spaces. Plus, it’s disease resistant and adaptable to nearly any soil type, so hours spent maintaining your garden are a thing of the past. It thrives on neglect, delivering vivid color from late spring to early fall, even in drought conditions.
In fact, the Tonto is more resistant to common Crape diseases than any other variety. And because it’s so healthy and vibrant, it will be one of the last trees in your garden to lose its leaves each fall.
Why Fast-Growing-Trees.com is Better
The Tonto Crape Myrtle was bred to give you an explosion of color without the hassle of a large tree.
Our experts have hand-selected this award-winning tree so that you get results. We have nurtured and shipped your tree with care and stronger roots. Now, you get a full, beautiful form that encourages the most blooms possible.
And your new tree has a well-developed root structure that will support rapid growth.
Our larger trees are ready to deliver color as soon as the first season. Don’t wait – these healthy, well-branched Tontos are going fast. Order your Tonto Crape Myrtle today!
Planting & Care
1. Planting: Select a site with well-drained soil and full sun (6 to 8 hours of sunlight per day).
Dig a hole twice as wide as the root ball and just as deep. Place the Tonto Crape Myrtle into the hole, ensuring it is standing straight. Backfill the soil, water to settle the roots, and apply a layer of mulch around your tree to help retain moisture.
2. Watering: Water your young tree up to three times a week during the first growing season. Once your tree is established, it will only need watering in times of extreme drought with no rainfall.
If you’re not sure when to water, simply check your surrounding soil about 3 inches down. When the soil is dry here, water your Tonto Crape.
3. Fertilizing: Feed your tree in the spring before new growth begins. A light application of 5-10-5 fertilizer is best.
4. Pruning: Watch for any leaves emerging from the base of the tree and remove promptly. To promote good air circulation, thin out young trees to 3 to 4 main branches and remove any dead or twiggy branches. Prune in late winter, before new growth begins.
You can still order, but due to cold weather, we have delayed shipping to the areas shaded on the map below. We want your new plant to thrive right out of the box, so we will wait on shipping your order until the weather is ideal. This includes anyone in
Growing Zones 3, 4, 5, & 6. If you are unsure of your growing zone, visit our
Growing Zone Finder.
Some plants are not available for immediate shipment, and delayed delivery is noted.
We will resume normal shipping in the Spring. Please see the table below for your approximate ship date.
|Growing Zone||Shipping Resumes|
|Zones 3 & 4||Week of May 2nd|
|Zone 5||Week of April 11th|
|Zone 6||Week of March 28th|
|Zones 6 - 11||Ships Now!|
Estimated Shipping Time: Most orders ship immediately. As noted on the website, some items are seasonal, and may only ship in spring or fall. Once your order is shipped, you'll receive an email with a tracking number.
|Amount of Order||Shipping Charge|
|Less than $15||$11.95|
|$179 +||FREE SHIPPING!|
Customer Reviews & Photos
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Tonto Crepe Mrytle 1-2 ft
Ordered in April and got in the ground immediately. Tree arrived moist, packaged well and healthy. I didn't expect to see blooms this year from a 1-2 ft tree,, BUT wow! Beautiful watermelon pink and growing like crazy. I get all of my trees from FGT and they always deliver a very healthy product. Thanks FGT!
Glad to have heard of this company on the Bongino Show. My wife and I had been looking locally for a crape myrtle and hadn't been able to find the right one. I ordered this one and it arrived within a week in good shape. I planted it next day and its been growing beautifully. Within 2 months it had grown about 1.5 feet and by the 3rd month it was already flowering. Will be getting another one!
Instant love ❤️
These trees are amazing. We were amazed at how many blooms each are producing. We are, also, extremely pleased with the service level of Fast Growing Trees. We had a mix up on one of our shipments ( got wrong tree.) The response to correct was immediate...a winning combination...great product and great service! We would highly recommend this company! Try them...you will not be disappointed!
I was a little concerned buying trees over the internet and them shipping from the east coast to California but to much of my suprise Faat growing trees knows how to ship them...if it wasn't for the shipper damaging the package everything would've been perfect...Fast growing trees took very good care of me and expedited a new shipment and they came in perfect...Thank you Fast growing trees for your excellent customer service... JLR