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Dombeya x seminole, Tropical Rose Hydrangea

Dombeya x seminole

Tropical Rose Hydrangea
Family: Malvaceae
Subfamily: Dombeyoideae
Large shrub 5-10 ft tallSmall plant 2-5 ftFull sunSemi-shadeRegular waterPink flowersSubtropical, mature plant cold hardy at least to 30s F for a short time

When planted in the garden, be sure to give it in full sun or semi-shade and an area with regular water. Dombeya x seminole grows to be either a large shrub 5-10 feet tall, or a small shrub 2-5 feet tall and is adorned with bright pink flowers. It also has beautiful bark as it ages making it a great specimen plant as well. To promote blooms, pinch or prune in early Spring giving the shrub a dedicated growing season to mature.

Dombeya x seminole, or Tropical Rose Hydrangea, is an eye-catching shrub that will capture the attention of anyone who passes by. It is an attractive and versatile plant, capable of being grown in containers, in the garden, or as a specimen plant.

If you're looking to plant this shrub to bring a bit of panache to your garden, be sure to provide full sun or semi-shade. Establish a regular watering schedule of about once a week, if there is no rain. Water deeply, and in containers make sure the medium has excellent drainage. A fast draining fertilizer should be added to the mix.

Depending on the area it's grown in, it can range in size from a large shrub 5-10 feet tall, to a small shrub 2-5 feet tall. With clever pruning you can shape it to your liking and help it takes it natural form. When in full bloom, Dombeya x seminole has spectacular bright pink flowers that will surely draw attention.

In USDA Hardiness Zones 9-11, Dombeya x seminole is cold hardy down to at least 30°F for a short time. Protecting the roots from colder temperatures is important to ensure the plant survives the winter. When planted in the ground, make sure to mulch the root system, and in containers move them inside when temperatures reach the mid-30s.

This low maintenance, tropical shrub is perfect for enhancing your garden or yard. With the right amount of care, it will continue to blooms year after year without fail.


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Dombeya seminole - Tropical Rose Hydrangea

One of the showiest landscape plants! It is a real showstopper, and a bonus of this already great shrub is that it will also do well in a container. And a happy surprise - it also serves as nectar plant to a large number of butterflies.
This winter bloomer puts on one of the best flower shows of any shrub here in Florida. It is sometimes called the tropical hydrangea because its flowers are similar to the hydrangeas we know from up North. The flowers are pink to rose color and bloom from fall to spring. That means it's blooming all winter in Naples during season, when the most color is desired and appreciated. Dombeya Seminole is a large shrub that grows 7 feet tall and about the same in width. It can be kept to about 5 feet tall with pruning.
This shrub will grow in full sun to partial shade and will tolerate poor soil. The more sun, the fuller the shrub, and that also encourages the maximum number of flowers. It is also fairly drought-tolerant once established.

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This item is certified for shipping to California.
Grown in
10"/3 gal pot