Tree Mallow (Malva subovata)

Botanical names:
Malva subovata Accepted
Malva wigandii Synonym
Malva wigandii f. bicolor Synonym
Lavatera maritima Synonym

General Plant Information (Edit)
Plant Habit: Shrub
Life cycle: Perennial
Sun Requirements: Full Sun to Partial Shade
Water Preferences: Mesic
Soil pH Preferences: Slightly acid (6.1 – 6.5)
Neutral (6.6 – 7.3)
Slightly alkaline (7.4 – 7.8)
Minimum cold hardiness: Zone 6a -23.3 °C (-10 °F) to -20.6 °C (-5 °F)
Maximum recommended zone: Zone 8b
Plant Height: 6 to 8 feet
Plant Spread: 6 to 8 feet
Leaves: Evergreen
Other: Gray-green, maple-like leaves.
Flowers: Showy
Flower Color: Pink
Other: Pale pinkish-lavender with darker lavender veins radiating out from a deeper purple throat.
Flower Time: Late winter and early spring
Spring
Late spring or early summer
Summer
Late summer or early fall
Fall
Late fall or early winter
Underground structures: Taproot
Suitable Locations: Xeriscapic
Uses: Windbreak or Hedge
Cut Flower
Wildlife Attractant: Birds
Butterflies
Hummingbirds
Resistances: Deer Resistant
Drought tolerant
Containers: Suitable in 3 gallon or larger
Needs excellent drainage in pots

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Hedge with flower in January by NCRAS Jan 25, 2018 5:50 PM 3

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