Hello Friends ! This Lavatera is one of my all time favorite shrubs especially that it grows fast and is one of the longest blooming shrubs around !

Lavatera thuringiaca

Tree Mallow

USDA Zone: 6-9

Plant number: 1.316.080

Tree Mallows are all the rage in European gardens, and now becoming better known here in North America. Plants form a large upright bush of heart-shaped leaves, bearing loads of pink hollyhock-like flowers all summer long. This is actually a woody shrub, but is usually cut back hard each spring to a height of about 6 inches. Plants may need to be staked, especially in windy areas. In Zones 5 to 6 plants should be mulched for the winter. Gardeners in cold winter regions could consider this as an annual that flowers for the whole summer and fall.

Further details for Lavatera thuringiaca

Optimal Growing ConditionsAppearance and Characteristics

Sun Exposure Full Sun

Soil Type Normal or Sandy or Clay

Soil pH Neutral or Alkaline or Acid

Soil Moisture Average or Moist

Care Level ModerateFlower Colour Deep Pink

Blooming Time Early Summer Mid Summer Late Summer Early Fall Mid Fall

Foliage Color Light Green

Plant Uses & Characteristics Accent: Good Texture/Form Border Containers Cut Flower Rabbit Resistant Massed Specimen

Flower Head Size Medium

Height 120-210 cm 47-82 inches

Spread 90-120 cm 35-47 inches

Foot Traffic None

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