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Lavatera 'Black Heart'

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Species Name: Lavatera 'Black Heart'
Common Name: Black Heart tree mallow

Excellent medium-sized specimen shrub! Stunning maroon flowers enhance lush foliage. A must for hummingbird, wildlife and coastal gardens. Gophers like this one.

Plant Family: Malvaceae
Plant Type: Shrub
Height by Width: 3-4' H x 4-6' W
Growth Habit: Multi-branching
Deciduous/Evergreen: Evergreen
Growth Rate: Fast
Sun Exposure: Full to part sun; Inland: Part sun"
Soil Preference: Adaptable
Water Requirements: Drought-tolerant to occasional
Cold Hardy to: Frost tender
Flower Season: Spring/Summer
Flower Color: Maroon
Endangered?: Not listed
Distribution: Selected for the garden
Natural Habitat: Selected for the garden

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