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Malvaviscus arboreus /Giant Turk's Cap

Malvaviscus arboreus  / Malvaviscus arboreus
Rangy shrub in full bloom
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Large, drooping flowers

Flowers and foliage in fall

Plants that have had no winter damage in two or more years

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Scientific Name: Malvaviscus arboreus
Common Name: Giant Turk's Cap
Plant Type: Evergreen
Leaf Type: Broadleaf
Hardiness Zone: 8, 9, 10 Determine Your Zone
Height: 5-8 feet
Spread: 5 - 10 feet
Bloom time: Summer, Fall
Flower color: Red
Fruit present: Summer
Fruit color: Red
Light Exposure: Sun, Part Sun
Drainage: Well drained, Moist,
Rate of Growth: Fast
Water Requirement: Medium
Maintenance Level: Low
Susceptible to insects
and diseases:
Landscape Categories: Deer Resistant-Tolerant Plants
Plants for Xeriscapes
Plants That Attract Butterflies
Plants That Attract Hummingbirds
Tropical, Exotic, and Indoor Plants
Comments: Has scarlet blossoms over two inches long that never fully open. Hummingbirds are attracted to the nectar of the blooms. It is a multi-stemmed plant with a coarse texture and has drought tolerance. It is root hardy in zone 8.