Turk's Cap (Malvaviscus arboreus)

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Botanical names:
Malvaviscus arboreus Accepted
Hibiscus integrifolius Synonym

General Plant Information (Edit)
Plant Habit: Shrub
Life cycle: Perennial
Sun Requirements: Full Sun to Partial Shade
Minimum cold hardiness: Zone 9a -6.7 °C (20 °F) to -3.9 °C (25 °F)
Plant Height: 12-16 feet
Plant Spread: 8-12 feet
Leaves: Evergreen
Flowers: Showy
Flower Color: Red
Flower Time: Summer
Uses: Windbreak or Hedge
Flowering Tree
Will Naturalize
Wildlife Attractant: Bees

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Discussion Threads about this plant
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Some kind of Malvaceae, looking for an ID by Fiddlehead Jul 18, 2020 5:37 PM 4
Propagating Turks cap by gardenfish Feb 12, 2020 1:06 AM 11
Establishing landscape plants by Baja_Costero Nov 6, 2019 11:51 PM 26
Seeking advice for tree loving plants by Venka Oct 11, 2019 7:40 AM 9
Turk's Caps splitting apart by Andrew_Lyall Jun 4, 2019 10:23 AM 6
5 Glossy red berries by Silversurfer Jun 17, 2019 3:32 PM 3
Blank canvas what to plant ? by Srtchick May 20, 2019 8:59 AM 6
What's a good annual for dry shade? by Iluvtobake Aug 17, 2019 11:33 AM 9
Hummingbirds 2019 by beckygardener Jan 8, 2020 3:54 PM 282
Turk's Cap - Malvaviscus variations- What's up? - Help by tabbycat Jan 28, 2019 10:55 PM 3

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