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 tolate summer. Resists wind, saltspray. Use as fast-growing windbreak hedge. Will reach 5–10 ft. and bloom first year from seed. Shear to keep dense. Little to moderate water.
Grows 20 to 80 ft. tall and wide. Slim blue-green leaves turn bronze in winter. Bark is iron-black (wi...
Highly variable in size and form. Among most widely distributed is ‘East Grampians‘, a low...
Variable, but all forms are dense growers with half-inch-long gray leaves. ‘Billywing‘, to...