Malvaviscus arboreus arboreus

Wax Mallow

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 arboreus, Wax Mallow
A fast-growing subtropical relative of the Hibiscus with large, heart-shaped, downy leaves and unusually shaped bright red flowers with prominent stamens. Long blooming. To rejuvenate plants, cut back hard in early spring or shorten stems anytime during growing season.

Attributes - Malvaviscus arboreus arboreus

Plant Type: Shrub

Bloom Season: Early Summer through Early Fall

Flower Color: Red

Foliage: Evergreen

Height: 6 ft. to 10 ft.

Width: 8 ft.

Sunlight: Full Sun, Partial Sun

Climate: Zones 9, 10

Notes: Long Blooming, Low Maintenance, Showy Flowers.

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