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Pink ball tree, Dombeya wallichii, Tassel Dombeya (Pink) - Plant

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A fast growing medium sized tree. It bears pink ball-like fragrant flowers that last for many days.
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Description for Pink ball tree, Dombeya wallichii, Tassel Dombeya (Pink)

Dombeya wallichii is a medium-sized broadleaf evergreen tree. The leaves are simple alternate with a serrate margin. The plant bears fragrant five to six-inch-diameter, pink flowers.

Common name Flower colours Bloom time Height Difficulty
Pink ball Pink Winters 15-20 feet Easy to medium

Planting and care

The plant is best grown in a well-drained slightly alkaline soil. It shows the best growth when kept in full sun to partial shade. Apply some trimming when the plant is not flowering to keep it small. Apply an organic fertilizer when the plant is not flowering

Sunlight Soil Water Temperature Fertilizer
full sun to partial shade Well-drained loamy Average to high Above 20-30 degree Celsius Use any organic fertilizer in growing season

Caring for Pink ball tree

  • Trimming can be done when flowers are gone to keep plant small.
  • Plant is not salt tolerant.
  • Cleaning up dried flowers is advisable for neat appearance.

Typical uses of Pink ball tree

Special features: The plant can be grown in big size container for many years but it performs well on the ground.

Ornamental use: Used for ornamental purposes

References

  • http://hort.ufl.edu/database/documents/pdf/tree_fact_sheets/domwala.pdf http://www.tropicalfloridagardens.com/2011/04/28/planting-caring-for-your-tropical-hydrangea-pink-ball-dombeya-wallichii/

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