SelecTree: Tree Detail
Photo Locations: Quail Botanical Gardens - Encinitas, CA
Utility friendly tree.
Good coastal screen or windbreak.
Native to California.
Additional Common Names
TREE MALLOW, ISLAND MALLOW, MISSION MALLOW, ROYAL MALLOW
Has Evergreen foliage.
Height: 12 - 15 feet.
Width: 12 - 10 feet.
Growth Rate: 36 or More Inches per Year.
Longevity Less than 50 years.
Leaves Lobed and Palmate, Green, No Change, Evergreen.
Flowers Showy. Lavender, Rose or White. Flowers in Spring or Summer. Has perfect flowers (male and female parts in each flower).
Brown Capsule, Small (0.25 - 0.50 inches), fruiting in Summer or Fall.
Bark Dark Brown or Light Green, Smooth.
Shading Capacity Rated as Dense in Leaf.
Litter Issue is Dry Fruit.
Tree Site Conditions & Constraints
Sunset Zones 14 - 24.
USDA Hardiness Zones 9 - 10.
Exposure Full Sun.
Moist to Dry Soil.
Loam or Sand Texture.
Highly Acidic to Slightly Alkaline Soil pH.
Seaside Tolerance is Good in Moderate Zone.
Health, Safety & Environmental Concerns
Branch Strength Rated as Medium Weak
Root Damage Potential Rated as Low.
None Known Health Hazard.
Fire Resistance is Favorable.
Special Uses & Values
Cite this tree:
SelecTree. "Malva assurgentiflora Tree Record." 1995-2020. Sep 29, 2020.
< https://selectree.calpoly.edu/tree-detail/malva-assurgentiflora >