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Gossypium australe

Classification

Order: Malvales
   Family: Malvaceae
            Genus: Gossypium
                        Specie: Gossypium australe

Planting Season: Evergreen

Height at Maturity: 6 ft (1.8 m)

Cultivation: Rich moist soil in a sunny position

Features: Lobed leaves; mauve flowers

Uses: Containers Shrub borders

Zones: 10?12

Description: An erect, branching evergreen shrub, this native of northern Australia is both drought and frost resistant. Growing to a height of 6?ft (1.8?m) with a similar spread, it has palmate lobed leaves with coarsely serrated margins, and hibiscus-like mauve flow

Growth Habit: Erect branching habit

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