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Pink Ball Dombeya
Scientific Name: Dombeya cayeuxii André
Family: Sterculiaceae
Recommended Temperature Zone:
sunset: 22-24
USDA: 10-11

Frost Tolerance: Hardy to 28°F (-2°C)

Sun Exposure: Full sun

Origin: Probably a garden hybrid of Dombeya burgessiae X Dombeya wallichii

Growth Habits: Very variable, evergreen small tree or shrub, 13-23 feet tall (4-7 m); rather smooth bark; green tomentose, round to heart-shaped leaves, 8 to 12 inches long (20-30 cm), with toothed margins and a long petiole

Watering Needs: Occasional deep watering

Propagation: Seeds, cuttings

The genus Dombeya is named after Joseph Dombey, an 18th-century French botanist, doctor, and explorer. The species is named after Henri Cayeux, a horticulturist, responsible for many hybrids and new cultivars, who is also supposed to have created this one.

Blooming Habits:
Pale pink 5-petaled flowers, 1 inch wide (2.5 cm), in round clusters, 6 to 8 inches wide (15-20 cm), hanging at the branch tips, in late winter. The spent flowers persist on the tree.

Fruiting Habits:
Capsule, 0.4 inch in diameter (1 cm)

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