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Dombeya elegans Pink Cloud Bush Shrub Plant Cape Wedding Flower

$12.50

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Available Size

4 Inch Pots -

Mature, well rooted starter size plants, growing and shipped in a 4 inch plastic pot, plant will be a minimum of about 8 to 10 inches tall and unlikely to have bloom or bud at the time of shipping.

Dombeya elegans or Pink Cloud Shrub is also known by the common names of Tropical Hydrangea or Cape Wedding Flower. It is a somewhat lesser known, large growing, semi tropical evergreen shrub with an open, branching, tree like growth habit. Pink Cloud has an extraordinary long bloom cycle beginning in the early fall and lasting through the Spring. The blooms are multi-shaded pastel pink flowers that resemble azaleas and bougainvilleas. The flowers are born at the terminal ends of the branches in large ball like clusters.

The leaves are medium green, with a somewhat fuzzy textures and shaped similar to a maple leaf.

Dombeya has many creative and versatile ways to brighten the sub tropical and tropical garden. Use it as a hedge, boundary, windbreak, or back drop planting for mixed perennial beds. It can be used to anchor and accent corners, to delineate bed changes, or as a stand alone specimen.

Native to Florida.

 

Botanical Name Dombeya elegans
Common Name Pink Cloud, Cape Wedding Flower, Tropical Hydrangea
Plant Family Malvaceae
Mature Size 8 to 12 feet
Bloom Color Pink
Bloom Form Large round cluster
Bloom Time Fall to Spring
Zone 9, 10, 11
Fragrance No
Key Features Showy Bloom, attracts butterflies
Suggested Uses Hedge, Large Specimen, Large Pots, Urban Tree Like Shrub
Grower Notes Extraordinarily long bloom cycle.
 

 

Direct planting of 4 inch starter size plants is not recommended, so for the best results with your new plant, we recommend it be repotted and allowed to grow larger before setting out in a tropical to subtropical landscape. 

When the new pot has filled with roots and the plant is larger, then here a few hints for successful growing in the landscape in Zones 9, 10, and 11.  can be grown as a potted plant indefinitely.

  • Plant in fertile well draining, slightly acidic soil soil in the full sun. Amend with high quality organic material as needed.
  • Locate in full sun to very lightly dappled shade.
  • Provide supplemental irrigation.
  • Feed a good quality, slow release, bloom boosting fertilize with the initial planting and twice yearly in the early Spring and early Fall thereafter. 
  • Supplement with a water soluble plant food in between feeding.
  • Prune lightly and often when young to encourage branching and after flowering to promote uniform shape and control size.
  • Protect from frost and freeze.

 

 

 

 

 

 


  • Model: DOM-PNK-CW-4
  • Shipping Weight: 2.1lbs
  • 4 Units in Stock
  • Manufactured by: Emerald Goddess Gardens





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