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Lavatera assurgentiflora

Tree Mallow

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Plant Facts

Scientific Name Lavatera assurgentiflora
Principal Common Name Tree Mallow
Common Name(s)
Description Erect flowering shrub native to California with maple-like leaves and rosy lavender flowers with white stripes.
General Comments The flowers resemble those of the Hollyhocks. It can be sheared heavily to keep dense.
Nativity S. Calif. Channel Islands
Height Range 12 - 0 FT
Spread Range 12 - 0 FT
Flower Showy Y
Sunset Zones 14 : 15 : 16 : 17 : 18 : 19 : 20 : 21 : 22 : 23 : 24
USDA Zones
Leaf Color Medium Green : Pale green
Leaf Texture Toothed
Form Shrub
Flower Color Rosy Lavender with white stripes
Flower Time Spring : Summer
Ease of Growing Easy
Light Preferences Sun (minimum 8 hours direct sun)
Soil Preferences Well-drained
Watering Preferences Medium : Sparse
Outstanding Features Color : Drought tolerant : Flower : Seaside tolerant : Wind Resistant

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