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Dombeya wallichii, Dombeya x cayeuxii, Pink Ball Tree, Tropical Hydrangea

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Dombeya wallichii, Dombeya x cayeuxii
Family: Malvaceae
Subfamily: Dombeyoideae
Pink Ball Tree, Tropical Hydrangea
Origin: Africa, Madagarcar
Large shrub 5-10 ftSmall tree 10-20 ftFull sunModerate waterPink flowersFragrantAttracts butterflies, hummingbirds

The plant produces beautiful pink clusters of hydrangea-like fragrant flowers that last for over 1 month.

Deep pink flowers up to 1.5 inches across subtended by densely pubescent bracts 2.5 inches long. This is a fast growing medium size multi-stem bush that can be also trained into a standard. As a tree, it can grow to 15 ft in height but it can be kept smaller with some trimming. Trimming should be done after the flowers are gone in the spring until mid-September. The old flowers remain on the plant for a long time. Cleaning up the dry flower heads is advisable for a neat appearance. You can trim it pretty much as far back as is necessary without deforming the tree. It is a strong grower and even though it is possible to grow it in a container for many years. Flowers autumn to spring. In winter, flowers cover the whole big shrub - very inmpressive! Flowers of this spectacular winter bloomer attract lots of bees and butterflies.

Dombeya x cayeuxii -probably a garden hybrid of Dombeya burgessiae X Dombeya wallichii. The genus Dombeya is named after Joseph Dombey, an 18th-century French botanist, doctor, and explorer. The species is named after Henri Cayeux, a horticulturist, responsible for many hybrids and new cultivars, who is also supposed to have created this one.


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Geri
Avon Park
14 Apr 2019
I planted a dombea Seminole in my front yard, full sun about 2 weeks ago it appeared to be doing well, but, leafs are turning yellow. Is this a symptom of too much water or not enough water?
Rosa
Lisboa Portugal
22 Feb 2006
H.Cayeux worked in Lisbon for some time, we still have some Dombeya x cayeuxii in many public gardens.wonderful blooming at this moment, you can see it in my blog.
Rosa
Lisboa Portugal
22 Feb 2006
H.Cayeux worked in Lisbon for some time, we still have some Dombeya x cayeuxii in many public gardens.wonderful blooming at this moment, you can see it in my blog.
Farida Versi
Tanzania
USDA Zone:hot
11 Nov 2004
I live on the coast Dar es salaam.temp hot summer between 30 to 32 and winter about 27 to 29 high humidity. Will this plant grow here.I would like to order this plant if it will grow in our weather. Many thanks


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Dombeya x wallichii - Tropical Hydrangea

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Tropical Hydrangea - very fast growing winter bloomer...  more
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This item is certified for shipping to California.
Grown in
10"/3 gal pot, large plant
In stock
$42.95