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PINK-BALL
Dombeya wallichii

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Photo Locations: Huntington Botanical Gardens - San Marino, CA, Balboa Park - San Diego, CA and Disneyland - Anaheim, CA

General Notes

Tropical-looking plant.

Native to Madagascar.

Family: Malvaceae
Previously listed in the Sterculiaceae family.

Tree Characteristics

Erect or Spreading with a High Canopy.

Oval Shape.

Has Evergreen foliage.

Height: 20 - 30 feet.

Width: 10 - 20 feet.

Growth Rate: 36 Inches per Year.

Longevity Less than 50 years.

Leaves Ovate to Shallowly Lobed, Medium Green, No Change, Evergreen.

Flowers Showy. Red or Rose. Flowers in Spring or Winter. Has perfect flowers (male and female parts in each flower).

Capsule.

Shading Capacity Rated as Dense in Leaf.

Litter Issue is Flowers and Dry Fruit.

Tree Site Conditions & Constraints

Sunset Zones 19 - 24.

USDA Hardiness Zones 10 - 11.

Exposure Full Sun.

Moist Soil.

Loam or Sand Texture.

Neutral to Highly Alkaline Soil pH.

Seaside Tolerance is Good in South Coast.

Health, Safety & Environmental Concerns

Root Damage Potential Rated as Moderate.

None Known Health Hazard.

Special Uses & Values

Screen.

Espalier.

Cite this tree:
SelecTree. "Dombeya wallichii Tree Record." 1995-2019. Nov 22, 2019.
< https://selectree.calpoly.edu/tree-detail/dombeya-wallichii >

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