Tree Mallow Lavatera Blue Bird Tree Mallow Lavatera Blue Bird
Tree Mallow Lavatera Blue Bird
Tree Mallow Lavatera Blue Bird

Tree Mallow Lavatera 'Blue Bird'

A relative of the hollyhock, lavetera is smothered with pretty blue flowers that will bring wildlife into your garden.
Perfect In Pots
Plant In Sunshine
Winter Hardy
Cut Flower
Easy To Grow
Wildlife Friendly
  • A superb, long-flowering perennial plant that will fill your garden with pale-blue flowers
  • Attractive lobed leaves that are roughly heart-shaped, bringing texture and form to your garden
  • Perfect for growing in a pot, your mallow will form a mound of blue flowers for a long period
  • An easy plant to grow, 'Blue Bird' is reliable and fully hardy, returning to your garden year after year
  • Supplied in a 3L pot, ready for immediate planting. Dormant November to March
3L Pot - Item: 510966
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Product Description

New to our range and a defininte must-have, this is your chance to get a superb, long flowering perennial plant that will fill your garden with striking blue flowers.

Lavatera 'Blue Bird' is a compact perennial Mallow (or Malva), growing to around 1m (3-4ft) and producing a spectacular show of blue flowers from June to October.

Also known as a Tree mallow, its lobed, green leaves are also an attractive feature being roughly heart-shaped, bringing texture and form to your garden.

Its naturally shorter stature means that it's perfect for growing in a pot, particularly if your soil is on the heavy side, your mallow will form a mound of subtle blue flowers for a long period.

An easy plant to grow for even beginner gardeners, 'Blue Bird’ is reliable and fully hardy, returning to your garden year after year.

Supplied in a 3L pot, ready for immediate planting. Dormant November to March.

What Is Supplied

Item 510966 supplied as:
Supplied as an established plant in a 3 L pot.

Plant Information

Top Tips

  • Mallow can be slow to break bud in spring so be patient with plants that might appear to have died over winter as they may still be dormant.

Care Guide

Planting Advice for Lavatera

  • Grow in full sun in moist, well-drained soil. Alternatively, can be grown successfully in a pot.
  • Before planting, prepare the soil by digging over and removing any weeds.
  • Water your potted shrub well.
  • Dig a hole a little deeper and 3 x wider than the nursery pot.
  • Add a conditioner such as well rotted manure to the earth removed from the hole if necessary.
  • Remove the plant from its pot and tease out a few of the roots.
  • Place your shrub in the hole at the same level at the pot then refill the hole with the earth removed (backfilling).
  • Firm in the soil with your heel, avoiding the root ball and water well.
  • Mulch around the base of the plant with a collar, compost, gravel, bark etc.
  • If planting in a container, use the best compost that you can buy (our premium compost is ideal) and add some stones or gravel to the bottom of the pot to improve drainage and also to provide some ballast to stop the pot blowing over.

Aftercare Advice for your Tree Mallow

  • Your mallow will need regular water when first planted until established. After that, they fairly maintenance free.
  • Feed plants regularly during the growing season with a general-purpose feed such as our Blooming Fast soluble fertiliser.

 

Pruning Advice

  • Pruning lavatera is best undertaken in spring when all risk of frost has passed, and new buds are swelling.
  • Prune all stems back to about 30cm (12in) above ground level.
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Planting Time
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Fully Grown Plant dimensions (approx)
Plant Dimensions
100cm
100cm
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Tree Mallow Lavatera 'Blue Bird'
Tree Mallow Lavatera 'Blue Bird'
3L Pot
Item: 510966
RRP £19.99
Deal Price £14.99
Save: £5.00 - 25%