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ID for large, bushy mallow

soulboysoulboy Posts: 429

Hi, can anyone please help me with an ID for this plant. It's sprung up from either a bird dropping a seed or a dormant seed from one of my sowings.

It's a very large, bushy plant with a multitude of branches and a mass of small flowers that are either mallow or something closely related.

It doesn't look to me like other tree mallows I've seen as the flowers are very small, only a few centimetres in diameter. I could be wrong about that as it's only in its first year of growth.

It's a magnificent, healthy specimen whatever it is and I'd like to make sure it stays by looking after it properly.





  • nutcutletnutcutlet Posts: 27,299

    Looks like a very fine Malva sylvestris to me

    In the sticks near Peterborough
  • BorderlineBorderline Posts: 4,700

    It looks like Malva Sylvestris.

  • soulboysoulboy Posts: 429

    Many thanks for the comments. I was unsure because of the size of the flowers and the fact that it is so bushy and tall. It has a very wide girth. I have other M. sylvestris in the garden and they are very upright and quite compact, with much larger flowers even though they are still quite small.

    The flowers on the plant in question are tiny compared to the other Malvas and Lavateras that I have or have had in the garden. The largest are only 3.5cm in diameter.

    But as you say Nut, it is a fine specimen.

  • Mary370Mary370 Posts: 2,003

    Can someone tell me please are Lavateras miniature Malvas?

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