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botanical name:
Grewia occidentalis
Grewia occidentalis © Deeproot Plant Base
common name:  Lavender Star Flower
synonyms:  Grewia caffra
family:  Malvaceae
characteristics: shrub, evergreen
height: 3.00m
width: 3.00m
growth rate: medium
growth habit: bushy
leaf colour: dark green
flower colour: pink
main season: Summer
aspect: full sun
conditions: moist soil
preferred soil pH: neutral-acid
minimum temp: -3°C
USDA zone: 9 to 11
description:
Evergreen shrub or sometimes a small tree, producing small purple-pink star shaped flowers in late spring and sporadically throughout the summer.

cultivation:
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

propagation:
By seed or cuttings taken in spring.

other notes:
Sometimes incorrectly sold as Grewia caffra, which is another, yellow flowered, species.
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