Malvaviscus arboreus

Wax Mallow, Malvaviscus mollis

Thriving in the southern United States and California, these 3 species of tropical shrubs can become vinelike. Bright red, funnel-shaped blooms with long stamens are followed by colorful berries. Leaves secrete a white waxy substance that forms sticky grains on foliage. Somewhat drought-tolerant if planted in shaded areas. Plant in light soil with fibrous peat and loam. Prune to control shape. Prone to aphids.
Malvaviscus arboreus, Wax Mallow, Malvaviscus mollis
Its leaves are velvety and its flowers top long stalks.

Attributes - Malvaviscus arboreus

Plant Type: Shrub

Bloom Season: Mid Spring through Mid Fall

Flower Color: Red

Foliage: Evergreen

Height: 8 ft. to 12 ft.

Width: 12 ft.

Sunlight: Full Sun

Climate: Zones 9, 10, 11

Notes: Container Plants, Low Maintenance, Showy Flowers.

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