Lavatera 'Barnsley'

Lavatera 'Barnsley'

Tree mallow

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Key Information

  • Botanical name: Lavatera 'Barnsley'
  • Common name: Tree mallow
  • Plant type: Shrub
  • Evergreen/Deciduous: Deciduous

Height: 2m

Spread: 1.5m

Flower colour:
  • Pink
Foliage colour:
  • Green
  • Features: Attractive to wildlife, Flowers

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Tree mallows or shrubby mallows are fast growing short-lived perennials that flower in their first year, and develop rapidly in size to form large bushy shrubs. Throughout summer they bear masses of large, open, white to pale pink blooms with a bright red eye. 

Lavatera 'Barnsley' has striking soft pink flowers with a darker centre. The Royal Horticultural Society have given it the Award of Garden Merit (AGM).

Grow Lavatera 'Barnsley' in fertile, well-drained soil in full sun. Deadhead spent blooms to prolong flowering. Mulch annually with well-rotted manure or compost.

Position

  • Sun exposure: Full sun
  • Aspect: South facing, West facing
  • Position in border: Middle
  • Hardiness: Hardy
  • Soil type: Well drained/light/sandy, Chalky/alkaline

Wildlife

Attracts:
  • Bees

  • Beneficial insects

  • Birds

  • Butterflies / Moths

  • Other pollinators

  • Wildlife features: Nectar/pollen rich flowers

Care routine

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Toxicity

Toxic to:
  • People

  • Cats

  • Dogs

  • Birds

  • Horses

  • Livestock

  • Effects: No toxic effects reported for this plant.

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