Dombeya wallichii

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Dombeya wallichii
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Inflorescence
Scientific classification edit
Kingdom: Plantae
Clade: Angiosperms
Clade: Eudicots
Clade: Rosids
Order: Malvales
Family: Malvaceae
Genus: Dombeya
Species: D. wallichii
Binomial name
Dombeya wallichii

Dombeya wallichii is a flowering shrub of the family Malvaceae known by the common names pinkball, pink ball tree, and tropical hydrangea. Its native range includes India, East Africa, and Madagascar.[1]

The plant can grow 20[2] to 30[1] feet tall and has a spread of up to 25 feet. The alternately arranged leaves are heart-shaped with serrated edges. The hanging flower clusters are pink, showy,[2] and fragrant.[1]

This species can be crossed with Dombeya burgessiae to produce the hybrid Dombeya × cayeuxii.[1]

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b c d Carter, K. Tropical Hydrangea: Dombeya wallichi. Center for Landscape and Urban Horticulture. University of California Cooperative Extension, Central Coast & South Region.
  2. ^ a b Gilman, E. F. and D. G. Watson. Dombeya wallichii: Pinkball. Document ENH391. Environmental Horticulture, Florida Cooperative Extension Service, Institute of Food and Agricultural Sciences, University of Florida. Published 1993. Revised 2006.