Botanical Name: Anisodontea X hypomandarum
 Common Name: African Mallow, Cape Mallow
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  • Anatomy

  • Culture

  • Design

Plant Type

Shrub

 

Height Range

1-3', 3-6'

 

Flower Color

Pink

 

Flower Season

Spring, Summer, Fall, Intermittent

 

Leaf Color

Green, Grey Green

 

Bark Color

 

Fruit Color

n/a

 

Fruit Season

n/a

Sun

Half

 

Water

Low

 

Growth Rate

Fast

 

Soil Type

Sandy, Clay, Loam, Rocky, Unparticular

 

Soil Condition

Average, Rich, Poor, Well-drained, Dry

 

Soil pH

Neutral, Basic

 

Adverse Factors

Attracts Bees

Design Styles

Mediterranean, Ranch, Spanish, Tropical, Wild Garden

 

Accenting Features

Showy Flowers, Standard

 

Seasonal Interest

Spring, Summer, Fall

 

Location Uses

Shrub Border, Foundation, Parking Strip, Patio, Park, Raised Planter, Swimming Pool, Walkways, With Rocks

 

Special Uses

Container, Small Spaces

 

Attracts Wildlife

Information by:

Photographer: Susan Frommer

  • Description

  • Notes

This mini, hardy hibiscus is a small shrub 6'-7' high with a profusion of pale pink flowers.Somewhat cold sensitive. Needs protection from heavy afternoon sun in the low desert. Avail. in 1G., 5G.
Planting Instructions: 1. Dig a hole 2 times the width and 1 and 1/2 times the height of the container. 2. Set rootball at ground level. 3. Prepare soil mix of equal parts soil and soil amendment. 4. Backfill with amended soil. 5. Build Basin and water.