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Lavender Star Flower
Scientific Name: Grewia occidentalis L.
Family: Tiliaceae
Lavender Star Flower (Grewia  occidentalis)
Lavender Star Flower (Grewia occidentalis)
Recommended Temperature Zone:
sunset: 8-9, 12-24
USDA: 9,10

Frost Tolerance: Some foliage destruction at 28 F.

Sun Exposure: Full sun

Origin: South Africa.

Growth Habits: Evergreen shrub, to 6-10 feet tall (1.8 to 3 m), 10 feet spread (3 m).

Watering Needs: Regular moderate watering for optimum growth


This species is sometimes found as 'Grewia caffra'. The real Grewia caffra is a different species, very seldom found in cultivation, with yellow flowers.
The Lavender Star Flower can be used for espaliers or hedges, but will need regular trimming not to become a flat mound. I can be cut back hard if it becomes too large. Fertilize 3 time a year with fertilizer for acid loving plants, and use iron supplement if it becomes chlorotic.

Lavender Star Flower (Grewia  occidentalis)

Blooming Habits:
Pink, 1 inch wide flowers at the end of the spring, and then, occasionally the rest of the year.

Fruiting Habits:

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