tree mallow


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tree mallow

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(Plants) a malvaceous treelike plant, Lavatera arborea, of rocky coastal areas of Europe and N Africa, having a woody stem, rounded leaves, and red-purple flowers
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Noun1.tree mallow - arborescent perennial shrub having palmately lobed furry leaves and showy red-purple flowerstree mallow - arborescent perennial shrub having palmately lobed furry leaves and showy red-purple flowers; southwestern United States
genus Lavatera, Lavatera - widespread genus of herbs or softwood arborescent shrubs cultivated for their showy flowers
bush, shrub - a low woody perennial plant usually having several major stems
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Lavatera, or tree mallow, is a handy quick-growing shrub - ideal when you need bulk to fill a gap fast.
Also known as the tree mallow, it's ideal for pots and containers, or for growing directly in the summer border.
She especially loves flowers as food - "It makes me feel so happy," Bonady said - so she treats guests to bloom-covered salads, relishes the flowers and leaves of tree mallow and nibbles tender anise hyssop blossoms.
Some annual lavateras are often grown as bedding plants, but if you want a more permanent fixture go for the tree mallow, L.
The team focus on a strange plant - tree mallow - which covers the island.
My lavatera tree mallow has become enormous this season and is usually pruned hard in the spring.
Hocyswydden neu ddail rhocos (Lavatera arborea; Tree mallow).
Bill says: "There was a huge population crash and the reason turned out to be an infestation of tree mallow. The plant was introduced centuries ago because the leaves are soft - they used it as toilet paper.
Among the most common is the tree mallow, Lavatera "Rosea", which is easy to grow and produces rosy-pink flowers 4in (10cm) across, over grey green leaves.
Among the most common is the tree mallow, Lavatera 'Rosea', which is easy to grow and produces rosy-pink flowers 4in (10cm) across, over grey green leaves.