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Lavatera assurgentiflora

Classification

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

Planting Season: Deciduous

Height at Maturity: 20 ft (6 m)

Cultivation: Light well-drained soil

Features: Wide lobed leaves; reddish purple flowers

Uses: Mixed shrubbery Seaside gardens Containers

Zones: 9-11

Description: A native of California?s offshore islands, this species has naturalized on the mainland. It is a deciduous plant growing up to 20 ft (6 m) tall with a twisted gray trunk and wide, lobed, coarsely toothed leaves. The flowers are reddish purple with darker

Growth Habit: Twisted branching habit

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