Dombeya burgessiae

Water Needs

moderate

Dombeya burgessiae
Shrub large
Pink Wildpear

4 x 4

Size

Light Conditions

sun; semi-shade

Frost

moderate

Flowers

pink; summer autumn

sun; semi-shade; screen; container; shrubbery; small area trees; wildlife bees butterflies insects butterfly host; fast-growing easy-care; clay soils;

Garden Situation

Habitat

woodland forest; wetland; rocky places; bushveld; grassland

Region

subtec; highveld; savanna bushveld

Rain Season

summer

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Description

One of the most attractive shrubs for South African summer rainfall gardens. Large, heart-shaped leaves provide good screening and lovely, slightly furry grey-green foliage. This is a fast-growing shrub, so perfect for impatient gardeners and those in need of a quick privacy screen. Large, cup-shaped flowers cluster in groups at the tips of branches, pale pink to bright pink with dark pink centres. The Pink Wildpear is semi-deciduous in a cold, dry winter.

Dombeya burgessiae
Dombeya burgessiae