Marshmallow Shrub?

Can anyone shed light on the below? A friend gave me two slips which I stuck into the ground. One took, the other one died. Last year it didn’t grow much, lost its’ leaves during winter and I thought it had died too, but this summer it suddenly shot up and produced two lots of flowers. They come out white, then change colour within a day. My friend called it the Marshmallow Shrub – actually it grows into small tree size. I don’t think it is indigenous, but although I am getting very strict about what I put in the garden. I think it is quite stunning.

Julia

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3 Responses to Marshmallow Shrub?

  1. Diana Studer April 13, 2013 at 12:25 pm #

    confederate rose? American? The flowers change colour like yesterday today and tomorrow?

  2. Sprig April 15, 2013 at 9:05 am #

    there is a actually one of these plants in my parents garden and I was always under the impression that it was indigenous … nevertheless, it is a lovely shrub …

  3. Lydia April 15, 2013 at 9:34 am #

    It’s one of the Dombeya sp., looks like D. burgessiae, need to see close up of flower – indigenous wild pear

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