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botanical name:
Lavatera x clementii 'Rosea'
Lavatera x clementii 'Rosea' © Deeproot Plant Base
common name:  Tree mallow
synonyms:  Lavatera arborea 'Rosea', Lavatera olbia 'Rosea', Lavatera thuringiaca 'Rosea'
family:  Malvaceae
characteristics: shrub
height: 2.10m
width: 2.10m
growth rate: fast
growth habit:
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
description:
Fast, vigorous shrub with lobed grey-green leaves and freely produced dark pink flowers.

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

propagation:
From cuttings in early summer.

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