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Lavatera arborea

Classification

Order: Malvales
   Family: Malvaceae
            Genus: Lavatera
                        Specie: Lavatera arborea

Planting Season: Evergreen

Height at Maturity: 10 ft (3 m)

Cultivation: Light well-drained soil

Features: Soft, velvety, large-lobed leaves; purple-red flowers in early summer

Uses: Mixed shrubbery Containers

Zones: 8-10

Description: This native of Europe and the Mediterranean area is a shrubby biennial or short-lived perennial that grows up to 10 ft (3 m) high. It has naturalized in some temperate regions including California and Baja California. The stems are quite woody at the base

Growth Habit: Branching habit

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