Dombeya wallichii (Lindl.) K.Schum.
|English Name:||Pink Ball Dombeya|
|Synonym:||Astrapaea wallichii Lindl.|
|Common Name:||Pink Ball, Dombeya, Tropical Hydrangea|
|Flowering & Fruiting Period:||March - May|
|Distribution:||Native to Madagascar|
|Habitat:||Grown as ornamental plant|
|Key Characteristics:||The Pink-Ball Dombeya is a small tree with large heart-shaped, toothed leaves and dense heads of little pink flowers which hang from foot long stalks. When in bloom, the tree looks spectacular, with large, pendant, pink hanging flower balls. The tree, native to Madagascar, can grow up to 20 feet tall, but is widely grown as a large garden shrub. Leaves are heart-shaped, 4-8 inches long, 2-4 inches wide. It is cultivated for its beautiful pendulous deep pink flower-balls.|