Evergreen, Shrubs, Flowers
These easy-to-grow plants bear blossoms resembling single hollyhocks (Alcea).Lavatera assurgentiflora
Evergreen shrub. Native to Southern California’s Channel Islands but naturalized on the coastal mainland. Erect growth to 12 ft. tall and wide. Maplelike leaves are lobed and toothed. Rosy lavender, white-striped, 2–3-in.-wide flowers bloom almost throughout the year, heaviest from midspring to late summer. Resists wind and salt spray. Use as a fast-growing windbreak hedge. Will reach 5–10 ft. and bloom the first year from seed. Shear to keep dense. Little to moderate water.
Highly variable in size and form. Among the most widely distributed is ‘East Grampians’, a...
Grows to 20–80 ft. tall and wide. Slim blue-green leaves turn bronze in winter. Bark is iron-bla...
Briefly deciduous. To 40–60 ft. tall; pyramidal in youth but more spreading (to about 30 ft.) in...