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Dombeya elegans - Pink Shrub Dombeya
   

 
Habit and Cultural Information
Category: Shrub
Family: Malvaceae (w/Bombacaceae & Sterculeacea)
Origin: South Africa (Africa)
Evergreen: Yes
Flower Color: Pink
Bloomtime: Spring/Fall
Synonyms: [Dombeya burgessiae]
Height: 8-12 feet
Width: 6-12 feet
Exposure: Sun or Shade
Irrigation (H2O Info): Medium Water Needs
Winter Hardiness: 20-25 F
Dombeya elegans (Pink Shrub Dombeya) - A evergreen large shrub 6 to 12 feet tall that blooms over a long period from spring to fall with bright pink clusters of flowers. Plant in full sun to part shade and irrigate occasionally. Hardy to 20-25 F. We received this plant as Dombeya elegans which some believe may hail from the Island of Reunion in the Mascarene Islands but others consider it a synonym of the South African (Swaziland, Zululand, Natal) plant, Dombeya burgessiae Gerrard ex Harv. A plant labeled Dombeya elegans at Madame Ganna Walska Lotusland looks exactly the same as our plant. This plant at Lotusland is planted along a north facing wall and blooms well while only getting mostly indirect sun.  This description is based on research and observations of this plant as it grows in our nursery, in our nursery garden and in other gardens that we visit. We also incorporate comments received and appreciate getting feedback of any kind from those who have any additional information about this plant, particularly if they disagree with what we have written or if they have additional cultural tips that would aid others in growing Dombeya elegans.