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common name: Lavender Star Flower
synonyms: Grewia caffra
growth rate: medium
growth habit: bushy
leaf colour: dark green
flower colour: pink
main season: Summer
preferred soil pH: neutral-acid
minimum temp: -3°C
USDA zone: 9 to 11
Evergreen shrub or sometimes a small tree, producing small purple-pink star shaped flowers in late spring and sporadically throughout the summer.
Reasonably fertile, moist soil in full sun and a warm location. Can be damaged by low temperatures but may be grown in a container and moved for protection during winter..
Can be cut back to maintain size and shape
By seed or cuttings taken in spring.
Sometimes incorrectly sold as Grewia caffra, which is another, yellow flowered, species.