Lavatera thuringiaca

Tree Mallow

This hollyhock relative includes both annuals (Lavatera trimestris) and several evergreen shrubs. All are easy to grow and become tall fast. Some, like Lavatera assurgentiflora, can reach 10 feet the first year and provide quick, colorful screening. Like other fast-growers though, they tend toward rank, weedy growth if not cut back.
Lavatera thuringiaca, Tree Mallow
This sun-loving, fast-growing shrub has masses of summer-blooming, Hibiscus-like pink flowers. Prune back hard to keep compact.

Attributes - Lavatera thuringiaca

Plant Type: Shrub

Bloom Season: Mid Spring through Late Summer

Flower Color: Pink

Foliage: Evergreen

Height: 6 ft. to 8 ft.

Width: 8 ft.

Sunlight: Full Sun, Partial Sun

Climate: Zones 5, 6, 7, 8, 9, 10

Notes: Thrives in Dry Climates, Hot Climates. Drought Tolerant, Long Blooming, Low Maintenance, Showy Flowers. Susceptible to Rust.

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Lavatera bicolor
 
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