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Malvaviscus arboreus var. drummondii /Wax Mallow

Malvaviscus arboreus var. drummondii  / Malvaviscus arboreus var. drummondii
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Scientific Name: Malvaviscus arboreus var. drummondii
Common Name: Wax Mallow
Plant Type: Evergreen
Leaf Type: Broadleaf
Hardiness Zone: 8, 9, 10 Determine Your Zone
Height: 5-8 feet
Spread: 3 -5 feet
Bloom time: Summer, Fall
Flower color: Red
Fruit present: Summer, Fall
Fruit color: Red
Light Exposure: Sun, Part Sun
Drainage: Well drained, Moist,
Rate of Growth: Moderate
Water Requirement: Medium
Maintenance Level: Low
Susceptible to insects
and diseases:
Landscape Categories: Deer Resistant-Tolerant Plants
Plants for Xeriscapes
Plants That Attract Hummingbirds
Shrubs, Fruiting
Comments: Flowers, over an extended period, are a good source of nectar for hummingbirds. Fruit looks somewhat like a small apple. It is effective in wildflower and naturalistic plantings, and it has some drought tolerance.