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Lavatera × clementii 'Burgundy Wine' AGM

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Characteristics

Plant type

Shrub

Habit

Bushy

Resilience

Hardiness

H5 (hardy - cold winter)

Colour

Flower

Dark Pink in Summer

Foliage

Green and Grey/Silver in Autumn, Spring, Summer and Winter

Size

Ultimate height

1.5-2.5 metres, 1-1.5 metres

Ultimate spread

1.5-2.5 metres, 1-1.5 metres

Time to ultimate height

5-10 years


Preferred common name

tree mallow 'Burgundy Wine'

Family

Malvaceae


Lavatera can be annuals, biennials, perennials or subshrubs, with long-stalked, palmately lobed leaves and large, funnel-shaped flowers in summer

'Burgundy Wine' is a semi-evergreen sub-shrub to 2m, with greyish, palmately-lobed leaves and funnel-shaped dark-veined, deep pink flowers in summer

Synonym(s)

  • Lavatera 'Burgundy Wine'

How to grow

Sunlight

  • Full sun

Aspect

  • East-facing, South-facing or West-facing
  • Sheltered

Cultivation

Grow in light well-drained soil in a sheltered position in full sun

Soil

  • Well-drained or Moist but well-drained
  • Acid, Alkaline or Neutral
  • Chalk, Clay, Sand or Loam

Propagation

Propagate by softwood cuttings

Suggested planting locations and garden types

Wall-side Borders, Gravel Garden, City/Courtyard Gardens, Coastal, Cottage/Informal Garden or Flower borders and beds


How to care

Pruning

Pruning group 6

Pests

Generally pest free

Diseases

May be subject to a rust