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Malva assurgentiflora

Family: Malvaceae

Common names: MALVA ROSA, TREE MALLOW

Synonym: Lavatera assurgentiflora

Native to: Naturalized California And Baja California, Southwest United States

Plant

Type: shrub

Forms: erect, open form

Leaves deciduous

Max height: 19.6 feet

Max width: 19.6 feet

Flower

magenta/purple, secondary color present

Leaf

green

Horticulture

Attracts wildlife: adult butterfly, bird, specific butterfly species

Plant part consumed by birds: fruit, insects

Bird uses plant for shelter or cover or cavity: cavities

Plant features: deciduous

Exposure: sun, windy location

Windy location OK

Landscape uses: hedge or edging, screen

Propagates by: seed

flowers in summer

Soil type: wide range

USDA Zones: zone 9 to +20 f, zone 10 to +30 f

Temp. range: +20 to +40 °F

Water: moderate

Butterflies that feed on this plant