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Melochia tomentosa

Family malvaceae
Life cycle shrub
Flowers pink (spring-fall)
Size to 10'
Light sun
Cultural notes ordinary garden soil; drought-tolerant

Shrub with small pink flowers and fuzzy mid-green leaves. Native to the southern parts of Florida and Texas, and south through the Caribbean and tropical South America. I noticed this growing as a shrubby perennial, less than three feet tall, at Peckerwood Garden, which is where I bought the two plants growing in our garden. It didn't show any inclination to become a taller shrub, and I hope that's what it will be like in our garden as well. Only time will tell...

In our garden, this plant grows in the following areas: waterfall pondside, left fence border

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