Lavatera assurgentiflora

Tree Mallow

Plant family: Malvaceae - Mallow


Plant type: Shrub

Plant origin: N/A, California

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Flower Color Lavender, Light Purple
Blooming Season Fall, Spring, Summer
Height 5-15 feet
Spread 5-10 feet, 10-15 feet
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Coastal Sage Scrub

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Clay, Sand, Alkaline, Salt

Special Characteristic

Salt Tolerant, Tolerant of Clay Soil

Plant Highlights

This is an evergreen shrub with large mapel-leaf-shaped leaves and large flowers over a long season. The flowers are rose to lavender colored with dark purple veins. It is at its best when kept trimmed or it can get leggy, but it is a fine specimen at the back of a native perennial garden, together with Ceanothus, arctostaphylos etc. It is fast growing and easy but provide some protection to young plants as rabbits are highly attracted to this plant.

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