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Lavatera x clementii 'Candy Floss' (Tree mallow 'Candy Floss')

Beginner
skill rating
1 hour care
per year
2.5m
Max height
2.5m
Max spread
5-10 years
To maturity

Plant details

Botanical name

Lavatera x clementii 'Candy Floss'

Other names

Tree mallow 'Candy Floss', Lavateria 'Candy Floss'

Genus

Lavatera Lavatera

Variety or Cultivar

'Candy Floss' _ 'Candy Floss' is a semi-evergreen shrub with lobed, grey-green leaves and funnel-shaped, pale pink flowers. This plant puts on vigorous growth.


Lavatera x clementii 'Candy Floss' is: Semi evergreen

Habit

Bushy, Spreading

Awards

RHS AGM (Award of Garden Merit)

Flower

Pale-pink in Summer

Foliage

Green, Grey-green in Summer

How to care

Watch out for

Rust Rust

General care

Propagation methods

Softwood cuttings


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Where to grow

Lavatera x clementii 'Candy Floss' (Tree mallow 'Candy Floss') will reach a height of 2.5m and a spread of 2.5m after 5-10 years.

Suggested uses

Gravel, Wallside and trellises

Cultivation

Plant in light, well-drained soil in a sunny and sheltered position.

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

Exposed, Sheltered

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

Tender in frost (H3)

Companion plants

Botanical name

Lavatera x clementii 'Candy Floss'

Other names

Tree mallow 'Candy Floss', Lavateria 'Candy Floss'

Genus

Lavatera Lavatera

Variety or Cultivar

'Candy Floss' _ 'Candy Floss' is a semi-evergreen shrub with lobed, grey-green leaves and funnel-shaped, pale pink flowers. This plant puts on vigorous growth.

Foliage

Semi evergreen

Habit

Bushy, Spreading

Awards

RHS AGM (Award of Garden Merit)


Colour

Flower

Pale-pink in Summer

Foliage

Green, Grey-green in Summer


How to care

Watch out for

Specific diseases

Rust

General care

Propagation methods

Softwood cuttings


Monthly care advice


Where to grow

Lavatera x clementii 'Candy Floss' (Tree mallow 'Candy Floss') will reach a height of 2.5m and a spread of 2.5m after 5-10 years.

Suggested uses

Gravel, Wallside and trellises

Cultivation

Plant in light, well-drained soil in a sunny and sheltered position.

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

Exposed, Sheltered

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

Tender in frost (H3)

USDA zones

Zone 10, Zone 9, Zone 8

Defra's Risk register #1

Plant name

Lavatera x clementii 'Candy Floss' (Tree mallow 'Candy Floss')

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 'Candy Floss' (Tree mallow 'Candy Floss')

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 'Candy Floss' (Tree mallow 'Candy Floss')

Common pest name

Scientific pest name

Spilostethus hospes

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

Seed bug unlikely to pose a significant threat to UK plant health.

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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