Plant Profile

Plant Profile

Lavatera assurgentiflora
island bush mallow

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Fast growing tree/shrub with magenta flowers that are about 2″ in diameter. Flowers are favorites of both bees and hummingbirds. Can burn back with hard frost. Will flower all year without hard frost.

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Plant Facts & Observations

Identification

Botanical Name

Lavatera assurgentiflora

Common Name

island bush mallow

Origin

California Native

Characteristics

Plant Type

Shrub

Growth Rate

Fast growth rate

Mature Size

10' tall × 10' wide

Flower Color

Pink

Blooming Season

Flowers

Foliage

Evergreen

Wildlife Value

Bees, Butterflies, Hummingbirds, Songbirds

Climactic Requirements

Light

Full Sun / Filtered Sun / Full sun on coast / afternoon shade inland

Water

Drought Tolerant / Occasional
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