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botanical name:
Lavatera maritima
Lavatera maritima © Deeproot Plant Base
common name:  Tree mallow
synonyms:  Lavatera 'Bicolor', Lavatera maritima bicolor
family:  Malvaceae
characteristics: shrub
height: 1.50m
width: 1.50m
growth rate: medium
growth habit: bushy
leaf colour: grey-green
flower colour: pink
main season: Summer
aspect: full sun
conditions: dry soil, moist soil, sandy soil, coastal
preferred soil pH: any
minimum temp: -8°C
USDA zone: 8 to 9
Free flowering tree mallow with beautiful pink and mauve flowers. Grey-green leaves. Bushy habit. Somewhat slower and smaller than the commoner varieties.

Well drained soil in sun. May be damaged or killed by hard winter frosts.
Prune hard in spring

From cuttings in early summer.

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