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Malvaviscus arboreus penduliflorus Alba, White Turk's Cap

Malvaviscus arboreus penduliflorus Alba

White Turk's Cap
Family: Malvaceae
USDA Zone: 7-11?
USDA Plant Hardiness MapCan be used for bonsaiLarge shrub 5-10 ft tallFull sunShadeSemi-shadeRegular waterModerate waterWhite, off-white flowersUnusual colorAttracts butterflies, hummingbirdsSubtropical, mature plant cold hardy at least to 30s F for a short time

Malvaviscus arboreus penduliflorus Alba is a large shrub, growing 5-10 feet in height and width with a dense canopy. It does best in full sun, however it can also be grown in semi-shade and regular shade. It enjoys moderate moisture and regular irrigation in dry months. The white, off-white flowers with its unusual shape, attract both butterflies and hummingbirds. This plant is also an excellent choice for bonsai purposes.

It is very tolerant of cold weather and can survive short periods of time in temperatures in the 20sF, making it an excellent choice for colder climates. USDA Zone 7-11 is the recommended zone for growing this plant. As for the care for this plant, here are some helpful tips. Plant in well-draining soil and amend with organic matter if needed. Water regularly, adding more if the weather is hot and dry. It's also important to amend the soil each year with compost to keep it healthy and happy. Pruning is only needed if the plant is too large for the intended space. If growing in a pot in colder regions, bring the pot inside during winter or find a protected outdoor space. Make sure to keep the soil evenly moist and protected from frost or snow. This beauty will be a showstopper for sure!


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Malvaviscus arboreus penduliflorus Alba

Rare White Malvaviscus. It has white twisted flowers but sometimes a few red flowers may appear (sport). Blooms May to November and on and off the rest of the year. Unusual variety of this hardy perennial. Will take any soil and any light.

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This item is certified for shipping to California.
Grown in
6"/1 gal pot