Mexican Turk's Cap (Malvaviscus arboreus var. mexicanus)

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)
Neutral (6.6 – 7.3)
Slightly alkaline (7.4 – 7.8)
Minimum cold hardiness: Zone 9b -3.9 °C (25 °F) to -1.1 °C (30 °F)
Maximum recommended zone: Zone 12
Plant Height: 8 to 10 feet
Plant Spread: 6 to 8 feet
Leaves: Evergreen
Flowers: Showy
Flower Color: Red
Bloom Size: 2"-3"
Flower Time: Spring
Late spring or early summer
Summer
Late summer or early fall
Fall
Underground structures: Taproot
Uses: Windbreak or Hedge
Wildlife Attractant: Bees
Butterflies
Hummingbirds
Resistances: Humidity tolerant
Propagation: Other methods: Cuttings: Stem
Containers: Suitable in 3 gallon or larger
Needs excellent drainage in pots

Discussion Threads about this plant
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5 Glossy red berries by Silversurfer Jun 17, 2019 3:32 PM 3
Anyone recognize this little one? by plantladylin Sep 28, 2016 7:54 PM 18
What's Blooming - 2015 - Photos and chat. by NJBob Jan 1, 2016 6:25 PM 1,786

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