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Teabush, Pyramid Bush,

Woolly Pyramid Flower

Melochia tomentosa L.

mel-OAK-ee-ah toe-men-TOE-saw

Sterculiaceae

 

Explanation of name: Generic name from Greek for honey-bearing.  Tomentose means fuzzy.

Natural range: South Florida (especially probably Miami-Dade and Monroe counties) and South Texas to South America.

Recognition: Very fuzzy shrub with lanceolate serrate leaves and with pink (to nearly blue) round flowers having a yellow eye.

Landscape uses: Tough drought-tolerant, poor-soil-tolerant shrub with modest but attractive flowers and fuzzy small leaves.

Internet sources: http://www.fs.fed.us/global/iitf/pdf/shrubs/Melochia tomentosa.pdf

http://www.wildflower.org/plants/result.php?id_plant=METO4

 

Botanical name

 

English

FL native

Growth form

 

Flowering season

 

Typical dimensions

 

 

Suggested spacing

Cultural conditions

 

Problems

Melochia tomentosa

Teabush

Pyramid Bush

Native

Shrub

SP-FA

10 X 10

10

SU

DR

WD !

Can be on rocky or sandy soil

(PBCC. Internet sources as above)

 

 

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