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Lavatera x clementii 'Barnsley' (Tree mallow 'Silver Barnsley' )

Beginner
skill rating
1 hour care
per year
2m
Max height
1.5m
Max spread
5-10 years
To maturity

Plant details

Botanical name

Lavatera x clementii 'Barnsley'

Other names

Tree mallow 'Silver Barnsley'

Genus

Lavatera Lavatera

Variety or Cultivar

'Barnsley' _ 'Barnsley' is a vigorous, upright semi-evergreen shrub or subshrub with ovate or heart-shaped, lobed, pale grey-green leaves, white-hairy beneath, and, from early summer to early autumn, racemes of open-funnel-shaped, white flowers turning pale pink with age.


Lavatera x clementii 'Barnsley' is: Semi evergreen

Habit

Upright, Bushy

Flower

Pale-pink, White in Summer; White, Pale-pink in Autumn

Foliage

Grey-green in All seasons

How to care

Watch out for

Rust Rust

General care

Pruning

Pruning group 6.

Propagation methods

Softwood cuttings


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Where to grow

Lavatera x clementii 'Barnsley' (Tree mallow 'Silver Barnsley' ) will reach a height of 2m and a spread of 1.5m after 5-10 years.

Suggested uses

Wallside and trellises, Gravel

Cultivation

Grow in light, well-drained soil in sun with shelter from cold, drying winds. In cold areas, protect with hessian or fleece in winter and apply a thick mulch. If container grown, overwinter indoors in cold areas.

Soil type

Chalky, Clay, Loamy, Sandy (will tolerate most soil types)

Soil drainage

Moist but well-drained, Well-drained

Soil pH

Acid, Alkaline, Neutral

Light

Full Sun

Aspect

South, East, West

Exposure

Sheltered

UK hardiness Note: We are working to update our ratings. Thanks for your patience.

Hardy (H4), Tender in frost (H3)

Companion plants

Botanical name

Lavatera x clementii 'Barnsley'

Other names

Tree mallow 'Silver Barnsley'

Genus

Lavatera Lavatera

Variety or Cultivar

'Barnsley' _ 'Barnsley' is a vigorous, upright semi-evergreen shrub or subshrub with ovate or heart-shaped, lobed, pale grey-green leaves, white-hairy beneath, and, from early summer to early autumn, racemes of open-funnel-shaped, white flowers turning pale pink with age.

Native to

Garden origin

Foliage

Semi evergreen

Habit

Upright, Bushy


Colour

Flower

Pale-pink, White in Summer; White, Pale-pink in Autumn

Foliage

Grey-green in All seasons


How to care

Watch out for

Specific diseases

Rust

General care

Pruning

Pruning group 6.

Propagation methods

Softwood cuttings


Monthly care advice


Where to grow

Lavatera x clementii 'Barnsley' (Tree mallow 'Silver Barnsley' ) will reach a height of 2m and a spread of 1.5m after 5-10 years.

Suggested uses

Wallside and trellises, Gravel

Cultivation

Grow in light, well-drained soil in sun with shelter from cold, drying winds. In cold areas, protect with hessian or fleece in winter and apply a thick mulch. If container grown, overwinter indoors in cold areas.

Soil type

Chalky, Clay, Loamy, Sandy (will tolerate most soil types)

Soil drainage

Moist but well-drained, Well-drained

Soil pH

Acid, Alkaline, Neutral

Light

Full Sun

Aspect

South, East, West

Exposure

Sheltered

UK hardiness Note: We are working to update our ratings. Thanks for your patience.

Hardy (H4), Tender in frost (H3)

USDA zones

Zone 9, Zone 8, Zone 7

Defra's Risk register #1

Plant name

Lavatera x clementii 'Barnsley' (Tree mallow 'Silver Barnsley' )

Common pest name

Lance nematode; Nematode; Lance

Scientific pest name

Hoplolaimus spp.

Type

Nematode

Current status in UK

Absent

Likelihood to spread to UK (1 is very low - 5 is very high)

2

Impact (1 is very low - 5 is very high)

4

General biosecurity comments

Nematode species potentially affecting a wide variety of crops; prohibition of soil likely to mitigate risk substantially; keep under review in light of interceptions or findings should they occur in the EU.

Defra's Risk register #2

Plant name

Lavatera x clementii 'Barnsley' (Tree mallow 'Silver Barnsley' )

Common pest name

cotton mealybug

Scientific pest name

Phenacoccus solenopsis

Type

Insect

Current status in UK

Absent

Likelihood to spread to UK (1 is very low - 5 is very high)

3

Impact (1 is very low - 5 is very high)

3

General biosecurity comments

Watching brief for potential impact on tomato production in the Mediterranean. Other southern European countries likely to be more at risk. Precautionary action will be taken on findings on planting material to protect glasshouse crops and botanical gardens.

Defra's Risk register #3

Plant name

Lavatera x clementii 'Barnsley' (Tree mallow 'Silver Barnsley' )

Common pest name

Scientific pest name

Epicauta atomaria

Type

Insect

Current status in UK

Absent

Likelihood to spread to UK (1 is very low - 5 is very high)

1

Impact (1 is very low - 5 is very high)

3

General biosecurity comments

South American blister beetle; affecting solanaceous crops which (as plants for planting) are prohibited from entering the UK.

About this section

Our plants are under greater threat than ever before. There is increasing movement of plants and other material traded from an increasing variety of sources. This increases the chances of exotic pests arriving with imported goods and travellers, as well as by natural means. Shoot is working with Defra to help members to do their part in preventing the introduction and spread of invasive risks.

Traveling or importing plants? Please read "Don't risk it" advice here

Suspected outbreak? Click here for contact details to report to the relevant authority.

Date updated: 7th March 2019 For more information visit: https://planthealthportal.defra.gov.uk/

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