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Lavatera arborea

Tree mallow

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Features

  • BloomsJune to August
  • Height1.5m to 3.2m
  • Spread1m to 1.5m
  • Growth HabitIrregular bushy
  • Flower ColourWhite, purple-red veined
  • Leaf ColourMid green

Description

Lavatera arborea (Tree mallow). A fast-growing annual or biennial native to the Mediterranean. Has round, palmately-lobed, mid green leaves and profuse clusters of white and purple-red veined flowers.

Characteristics

Annual, Perennial or Biennial, Semi-evergreen, Shrub or Tree

Other common names

Mallow

Origin

Mediterranean

Interest and use

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

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Needs

  • LightFull sun
  • HardinessFrost hardy (min -5°C)
  • SoilHeavy, Well drained, Light, Medium, Sandy
  • WaterSemi-moist

Cultivation

They are moderately to very frost-hardy, they prefer a sunny site with well-drained soil. You can propagate annuals, biennials and perennials in the spring or early autumn from seed.

Propagation

Propagate annuals, biennials and perennials in spring or early autumn from seed.

Pests, diseases or disorders

Prone to stem rot and rot.

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