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Strawberry Snowball Tree
Scientific Name: Dombeya cacuminum Hochr.
Family: Sterculiaceae
Recommended Temperature Zone:
sunset: 22-24
USDA: 10-11

Frost Tolerance: Hardy to 28F (-2C)

Sun Exposure: Full sun

Origin: Madagascar

Growth Habits: Evergreen tree, up to 50 feet tall (15 m), 20 feet wide (6 m); maple-like leaves

Watering Needs: Occasional deep watering


The genus Dombeya is named after Joseph Dombey, an 18th-century French botanist, doctor, and explorer.

Blooming Habits:
Coral red 5 petaled flowers, often with conspicuous yellow pollen deposits at the edges of the petals, 3 inches wide (7.5 cm), in round clusters, 12 inches wide (30 cm), hanging at the branch tips, in late winter. The flowers are produced only by mature trees, and are somewhat obscured by the leaves.

Fruiting Habits:

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