Dombeya wallichii (Lindl.) K.Schum.

Sub-Family: Not available
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
Uses: Ornamental
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.