Dombeya elegans is a member of the Malvaceae family and is native to Africa.
This is a beautiful shrub that can reach up to 4 metres x 3 metres the flowers are a rich pink and at our nursery it flowers most of the year.
Most Dombeya are generally considered a rare plant, and it should be. Known as the tropical hydrangea or tropical snowball, the genus contains a few hundred species of plants.
It likes to be in full sun with a little shade, moderate water requirements and is bird, bee and butterfly attractive.
This shrub will enjoy most soil types but prefers well drained moisture retentive soil. When planting dig the hole twice the size of the pot and plant level with the surrounding soil. Water in well. Prune after flowering and this will produce more flowers the following season. Fertilise after pruning and mulch well to conserve water.
ENJOY THIS RARE DOMBEYA!