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Lavatera assurgentiflora ssp. assurgentiflora

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Lavatera assurgentiflora ssp. assurgentiflora
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Lavatera assurgentiflora ssp. assurgentiflora
Lavatera assurgentiflora ssp. assurgentiflora
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Lavatera assurgentiflora ssp. assurgentiflora

Species Name: Lavatera assurgentiflora ssp. assurgentiflora
Common Name: Island Tree Mallow

Striking, tropical look to flowers. Extremely fast grower, great for an informal hedge or specimen. Can be trained as a small tree. Long bloom season. Adapts to many soil types, but prefers good drainage. Gophers like this one.

Plant Family: Malvaceae
Plant Type: Shrub
Height by Width: 10' H x 10' W
Growth Habit: Upright, multi-branched, broad
Deciduous/Evergreen: Evergreen
Growth Rate: Fast
Sun Exposure: Full to part sun
Soil Preference: Adaptable
Water Requirements: Drought-tolerant to occasional
Cold Hardy to: Frost tender
Flower Season: Spring/Summer
Flower Color: Bright pink-lavender
Endangered?: List 1B/RED 3-3-3
Distribution: San Clemente and Santa Catalina Islands, naturalized in Central and Southern Coastal areas
Natural Habitat: Coastal bluffs below 1,000'

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