Dombeya calantha is native to South Africa and is a member of the Sterculiaceae family.
Dombeya are considered rare and rightly so they one the world’s best flowering shrubs and this one grows to around 3m x 4 m. The flowers hang in large pink clusters that are 75-100mm diameter amongst the large leaves. Flowering begins in mid to late winter and it is truly spectacular.
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 till new growth appears. Prune after flowering to tidy up spent flowers and twiggy growth. Fertilise after pruning and mulch well to conserve water and keep the roots cool.
ENJOY THIS MAGNIFICENT SHRUB!