Dombeya wallichii - Plant
Common name: Dombey, Showy Dombeya, Maple Leaved
Bloom time: April
Height: 40.00 to 50.00 feet
Difficulty level: easy to grow
Planting & Care
Plant where they will receive a minimum of 5 to 6 hours of full sun per day. Plants grown in weak sun may not die at once, but they weaken gradually. Give them plenty of organic matter when planting and donâ€™t crowd them.Wear sturdy gloves to protect your hands from prickly thorns.
Sunlight: Full sun
Soil: well-drained soil
Water: Dry to medium
Fertilizer: Apply any organic fertilizer
- Feed plants on a regular basis before and throughout the blooming cycle (avoid chemical fertilizers and pesticides if youâ€™re harvesting for the kitchen).
- Once a month between April and July, apply a balanced granular fertilizer (5-10-5 or 5-10-10).
- Allow Â¾ to 1 cup for each bush, and sprinkle it around the drip line, not against the stem.
Shade tree or lawn tree. This rare species deserves a prominent location in the landscape. May be difficult to find in commerce.
- The plant is used for ornamental purpose.
Although susceptible to a large number of potential insect and disease pests, this tree is generally considered to be durable and long-lived with no significant problems.
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