Lavatera assurgentiflora Kellogg
Island mallow, Mission-mallow, Tree mallow
Malvaceae (Mallow Family)
USDA Symbol: laas
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Plant CharacteristicsDuration: Perennial
Size Class: 6-12 ft.
Bloom InformationBloom Color: White , Pink
Bloom Time: Mar , Apr , May , Jun , Jul , Aug , Sep , Oct , Nov
Native Distribution: Channel Islands, CA; escaped along mainland coast
Native Habitat: Variable; sandy flats; rocky places
Growing ConditionsWater Use: Medium
Light Requirement: Sun
Soil Moisture: Moist
CaCO3 Tolerance: Low
Soil Description: Most well-drained soils.
Conditions Comments: Fast-growing. Resists drought, wind & salt-spray. Often used as a windbreak or open hedge.
BenefitUse Wildlife: Attracts butterflies and hummingbirds.
Conspicuous Flowers: yes
PropagationDescription: Propagation by seed is possible but germination is often poor.
Seed Collection: Not Available
Seed Treatment: Seeds germinate without pretreatment.
Commercially Avail: yes
Additional resourcesUSDA: Find Lavatera assurgentiflora in USDA Plants
FNA: Find Lavatera assurgentiflora in the Flora of North America (if available)
Google: Search Google for Lavatera assurgentiflora
MetadataRecord Modified: 2008-02-02
Research By: TWC Staff