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Tree Mallow

Lavatera spp.

Also known as


Lavatera maritima fg01 by Fritz Geller-Grimm (CC BY-SA 2.5)

Partial Shade
Moderate watering


RHS hardiness


Minimum temperature

Expected size





    • spring
    • summer
    • autumn
    • winter

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    Tree Mallow Overview

    This genus's name change was announced by NATAG (RHS Nomenclature and Taxonomy Advisory Group) in the June 2021 edition of The Plant Review. - They are now classed as being part of the Malva genus. A genus of 10 accepted species of annual, biennial or perennial plants and subshrubs in the Malvaceae family native to the Mediterranean, Asia, North America and Australia. They have spirally arranged divided palmate leaves with clusters of conspicuous bowl-shaped flowers in shades of pink. Commonly known as tree mallows, they are popular garden ornamentals that prefer full sun and well-drained soil.

    How to propagate Tree Mallow


    Softwood cuttings in early spring or summer the perennials, sub-shrubs and shrubs; annuals and biennials by seed in spring or early autumn.


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    Suitable for northern and eastern aspects. Suitable for coastal conditions.

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