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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Turk's Cap - Malvaviscus variations- What's up? - Help by tabbycat Jan 28, 2019 10:55 PM 3
Are my newly planted plants dying? by Andrew_Lyall Jan 20, 2019 3:36 PM 12
New Additions to My Collection by Horntoad Oct 17, 2018 8:57 PM 2
What kind of plant is this? by GJHearnsberger Sep 21, 2018 4:32 PM 2
Unsure about this one ... by plantladylin Sep 15, 2018 2:55 PM 2
What is this flower by Preidnsc Jul 8, 2018 7:12 PM 4
flowering perennials good in afternoon sun by smalbright1 May 5, 2018 7:09 AM 7
Shrub and grass suggestions by nubby1082 Apr 3, 2018 12:06 PM 33
Solving this Crinum... by pod Aug 30, 2018 7:04 PM 92
Did my monarda die of old age? by LAS14 Jun 8, 2018 5:57 AM 12

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