PlantsMelochia→Pyramid Bush (Melochia tomentosa)

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General Plant Information (Edit)
Plant Habit: Herb/Forb
Shrub
Life cycle: Perennial
Sun Requirements: Full Sun
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 8a -12.2 °C (10 °F) to -9.4 °C (15 °F)
Maximum recommended zone: Zone 11
Plant Height: 1 to 2 feet
Plant Spread: 2 to 4 feet
Leaves: Deciduous
Fruit: Other: Small, inflated five-chambered capsules containing 5 star-shaped winged seeds.
Flowers: Showy
Blooms on new wood
Flower Color: Pink
Other: Pinkish-purple
Bloom Size: Under 1"
Flower Time: Spring
Late spring or early summer
Summer
Late summer or early fall
Underground structures: Taproot
Suitable Locations: Xeriscapic
Wildlife Attractant: Butterflies
Resistances: Humidity tolerant
Drought tolerant
Propagation: Other methods: Cuttings: Stem
Miscellaneous: Monoecious

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