Thespesia populnea

Small tree in the mallow family which is resistant to drought, wind and seaside conditions.

More details

New

42,00 €

Last unit

Canarius Plants Lovers

By buying this product you can collect up to 21 loyalty points.


Small tree in the mallow family which is resistant to drought, wind and seaside conditions. Thespesia is native to coastal S Asia and it was spread to the Pacific Islands by austronesian travellers, about 5000 years ago, because of its usefulness, related to wood and medicines. It makes a perfect shade tree, windbreak or hedge. It also bears abundant hibiscus-like yellow flowers.

Pictures from wikimedia commons:
Picture of the flower: Filo gèn', CC BY-SA 4.0 <https://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-sa/4.0>, via Wikimedia Commons
Picture of the leave: Forest & Kim Starr, CC BY 3.0 <https://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/3.0>, via Wikimedia Commons

Cultivation Protected
Plant origin Asia
Plant origin Oceania
Presentation Potted Plant
Max. Size 300cm & more
Botanical family Malvaceae
Light Sun
Minimum winter temperature 5 ºC to 15 ºC
Flowering Season Warmer Months
Flowering Season Cooler Months
Plant type Woody
Color Yellow
Care Pot
Shape Shrubs