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Lagunaria patersonia

Primrose Tree

Mallow

Comments

An evergreen tree featuring oval, olive green foliage with gray undersides; pink flowers that fade to white, appear in summer to fall; fibers from seed capsules are irritating to skin; drought tolerant and adapts to seaside conditions

Description

An evergreen tree featuring oval, olive green foliage with gray undersides; pink flowers that fade to white, appear in summer to fall; fibers from seed capsules are irritating to skin; drought tolerant and adapts to seaside conditions

Landscape Attributes

Primrose Tree is a multi-stemmed evergreen tree with an upright spreading habit of growth. Its average texture blends into the landscape, but can be balanced by one or two finer or coarser trees or shrubs for an effective composition.

This is a relatively low maintenance tree, and should only be pruned after flowering to avoid removing any of the current season's flowers. It is a good choice for attracting bees, butterflies and hummingbirds to your yard, but is not particularly attractive to deer who tend to leave it alone in favor of tastier treats. Gardeners should be aware of the following characteristic(s) that may warrant special consideration;

Primrose Tree is recommended for the following landscape applications;

Accent;Shade

Planting & Growing

Primrose Tree will grow to be about 30 feet tall at maturity, with a spread of 20 feet. It has a low canopy with a typical clearance of 3 feet from the ground, and should not be planted underneath power lines. It grows at a medium rate, and under ideal conditions can be expected to live for 50 years or more.

Light Requirement:

partial shade

full sun

Moisture:

dry to average

Cold Hardy to Zone:

9b

Height(inches):

Spread:

Soil pH:

Soil Type:

30 feet

20 feet

Deer Resistant:

true

Fall Color

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