Malvaviscus arboreus var. penduliflorus is a species of flowering plant in the hibiscus family.
It has various common names - wax mallow, Turk's cap, Turk's turban, sleeping hibiscus, manzanilla, manzanita (de pollo), ladies teardrop and Scotchman's purse.
An interesting upright shrub, bearing a profusion of large red flowers, that perpetually appear as if they're just about to open fully, but never do. Blooming reliably from spring through summer, but will continue throughout a mild winter. They add a cheerful pop of colour at a time when many summer-flowering plants have fizzled out and cooler season plants haven't yet peaked. Flowers are attractive to birds, butterflies and bees.
They can reach up to 3 metres tall and wide, so be sure when selecting a site that you give them the space to grow. If left unpruned it makes a nice large shrub with well-spaced branches, giving it an open appearance, but it can be kept much smaller and tighter with regular pruning and even make a nice tight hedge. It is an easy-care shrub that requires little maintenance and is drought tolerant once established. A spring-time pruning that removes half of the previous year's growth can help keep your plants healthy and looking great.
Plant in full sun to light shade and irrigate occasionally in shallow or unimproved soils. They are hardy, and even after prolonged frost, they will sprout back again in spring.
We are a plant nursery in the Algarve specialising in dry mediterranean species. We propagate and grow our own stock in conditions they are likely to endure when they are planted out.
We grow plants that are adapted to the dry land conditions in Portugal and southern Spain, both mediterranean perennials and succulents.
We choose plants that require very little water and maintenance. We produce a range of dry land plants that are typical of the worlds mediterranean regions. These are available to order ready for planting in the wetter months of the year. Please order the plants you need and we’ll have them ready at the best time for planting.
To ensure your new plants adapt and establish quickly, we produce them in special anti-spiral root pruning containers and a range of fibre pots (no plastic waste) with our own tried and tested growing media.
Please note we have no retail outlet or garden centre and are not open to the public. For more information you can contact us here.
Plantas adaptadas à seca - produzimos plantas adaptadas às condições de Portugal e Sul de Espanha, tanto espécies mediterrânicas como suculentas.
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