Tropical Hydrangea (Dombeya burgessiae)

Common names:
Give a thumbs up Tropical Hydrangea
Give a thumbs up Pink Wild Pear

General Plant Information (Edit)
Plant Habit: Shrub
Life cycle: Perennial
Sun Requirements: Full Sun to Partial Shade
Partial or Dappled Shade
Water Preferences: Mesic
Soil pH Preferences: Slightly acid (6.1 – 6.5)
Minimum cold hardiness: Zone 9b -3.9 °C (25 °F) to -1.1 °C (30 °F)
Maximum recommended zone: Zone 11
Plant Height: 8 - 10 feet
Plant Spread: 6 - 10 feet
Leaves: Evergreen
Other: 3-5 lobed, pubescent (velvety).
Fruit: Other: Small, round pubescent capsules.
Flowers: Showy
Flower Color: Pink
Other: soft pink
Bloom Size: 5"-6"
Flower Time: Late summer or early fall
Late fall or early winter
Underground structures: Taproot
Uses: Provides winter interest
Wildlife Attractant: Bees
Resistances: Humidity tolerant
Propagation: Other methods: Cuttings: Stem
Containers: Suitable in 3 gallon or larger
Needs excellent drainage in pots


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Discussion Threads about this plant
Thread Title Last Reply Replies
ID needed - maybe a Laurel? by carolem Dec 19, 2017 8:56 PM 4
Let's see what else we are growing in 2017 by Ursula Jan 10, 2018 6:14 PM 1,057
Dombeya help by mellielong Oct 16, 2016 9:07 PM 2

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