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Dombeya elegans - Pink Shrub Dombeya
   

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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 of Dombeya elegans at Madame Ganna Walska Lotusland is planted along a north facing wall and bloomes well while only getting mostly indirect sun in winter.  The information on this page is based on research conducted about this plant in the San Marcos Growers library, from online sources, and from observations made of the crops growing in our nursery, plants in the nursery's garden and those in other gardens where we may have observed it. We also have incorporated comments received from others and welcome getting feedback from those who may have additional information, particularly if this information includes cultural information that would aid others in growing Dombeya elegans.