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Lavatera Genus

Tree mallow

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General Needs

  • LightPart shade
  • HardinessFrost hardy (min -5°C)
  • SoilWell drained, Fertile, Chalky
  • WaterSemi-moist

Description

Lavatera genus (Tree mallow). The genus contains about 5 species of annuals, biennials, perennials and softwooded shrubs. They have an upright habit with simple to palmately lobed leaves. They are fully hardy to frost hardy and will grow in full sun with well drained soil.

Characteristics

Annuals or Perennials, Semi-evergreens, Shrubs or Trees

Other common names

Mallow

Origin

Europe and Asia

Interest and use

Suitable for northern and eastern aspects. Suitable for coastal conditions.

Cultivation

They are moderately to very frost-hardy, they prefer a sunny site with well-drained soil.

Propagation

Softwood cuttings in early spring or summer the perennials, sub-shrubs and shrubs; annuals and biennials by seed in spring or early autumn.

Pests, diseases or disorders

Prone to stem rot and rot.

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