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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
description:
Free flowering tree mallow with beautiful pink and mauve flowers. Grey-green leaves. Bushy habit. Somewhat slower and smaller than the commoner varieties.

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

propagation:
From cuttings in early summer.

other notes:
RHS AGM

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