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botanical name:
Lavatera x clementii 'Kew Rose'
Lavatera x clementii 'Kew Rose' © Deeproot Plant Base
common name:  Tree Mallow
family:  Malvaceae
characteristics: shrub, semi-evergreen
height: 2.00m
width: 2.00m
growth rate: fast
growth habit: bushy
leaf colour: grey-green
flower colour: pink
main season: Summer
aspect: full sun
conditions: dry soil, moist soil, sandy soil
preferred soil pH: any
minimum temp: -12°C
USDA zone: 8 to 9
Purplish-green shoots of palmate, grey-green leaves. Clusters of bright pink flowers with darker veins throughout summer.

Very fast growing but branches have a tendency to split and break and may require support. Best to cut all growth hard back in spring. Requires good drainage and full sun. May be damaged or killed by winter frosts.

From cuttings in early summer.

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