Common Names: San clemente bush mallow
Type: Evergreen shrub
Size: 4 ft. high, 5 ft. wide.
Flowers: Pinkish-white to lavender flowers on spikes, early spring to most of year in mild climates; green fuzzy fragrant leaves with white fringes.
Uses: Low background, color accent. Fire resistive.
Wildlife: (None found.)
Soil: Tolerates a wide variety, including clay and sand.
Water: None to low.
Sun: Full sun to some shade.
Pruning: Prune to control size and shape. Cut back in winter. Takes heavy pruning.
Pests & Diseases: Subject to fungal disease in humid environments and to inect pests.
Notes: From California’s San Clemente Island. Found in rocks on canyon sides. Rare and endangered. Coastal sage scrub plant community. Spreads by underground runners. Hardy to 10° F.