From mid-summer to early fall, Tonto, a low-spreading crape myrtle produces an endless and spectacular bloom of crinkly, crepe-papery, white flowers. Reddish-purple fall foliage color is an additional bonus. It's a good standalone shrub in a protected location but also is a friendly addition to a group. Whether you have one or a hundred they will be appreciative of a good winter mulching!
July, August, Sept
watch for japanese beetles. Spray as needed or treat with soil drench spring and fall.
Trim as needed in the Spring after it leafs out. If it doesn't leaf out on branches prune to ground level, roots should be alive. This plant is one of the latest to leaf out!