Lavatera purissima

Hybrid Tree Mallow

Plant family: Malvaceae - Mallow


Plant type: Shrub

Plant origin: N/A, California, Hybrid

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Flower Color Pink to Deep Red, Purple, Violet
Blooming Season Spring, Summer
Height 5-15 feet
Spread 5-10 feet, 10-15 feet
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Clay, Decomposed Granite, Sand, Adaptable

Special Characteristic

Tolerant of Clay Soil, Vines/Espaliers

Plant Highlights

The flowers of this large easy to grow shrub are striking. They are almost exotic looking with their shape and great violet color. It would be great as a hedge or screen, or include it in a perennial border with Ceanothus and arctostaphylos. This is a fast grower, but you will need to protect young plants from rabbits who find it more enticing than almost any other plant.

Hybrid, random; origin = seedling (1983) L. venetus x. L. assurgentiflora (hort. M. Benedict); intro Tree of Life Nursery 1985.

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