Lavatera arborea is a Biennial found in areas such as Coastal regions of Europe, including Britain, from Franceto the Mediterranean and N. Africa. A member of the Malvaceae family, Lavatera arborea L is also known by its common name of tree Mallow. The Biennial can grow to a height of 3 meters and up to 0.5 meters wide. The preferred habitat of Maritime rocks or waste ground by the sea, to 150 metres[17]., with LMH soil and N moisture levels. .

tree Mallow is a zone 0 hardy plant that has medicinal uses - the medicinal usage rating of tree Mallow is 1A poultice made from the leaves is used to treat sprains[4].

Lavatera arborea is 0 plant, whose flowers bloom typically in 7 - 9, and which is pollinated by Insects.

The plant has an edibility rating of 2Young leaves - raw or cooked. A mild flavour, but the leaves are dry and hairy and not that agreeable in quantity on their own[K]. They can be used as part of a chopped mixed salad[K].

Cultivation tips: An easily grown plant, succeeding in any ordinary garden soil in sun or partial shade[1, 187]. The plant prefers a light well-drained moderately fertile soil in full sun[200]. A soil that is too rich encourages foliar growth at the expense of flowering[200]. Tolerates maritime exposure[200]. Plants are very fast-growing and often flower in their first year from seed[200]. They flower so freely in their second year that they normally die afterwards, though they sometimes perennate[200]. When
well sited, this species usually self-sows freely[200]. There are some named forms developed for their ornamental value[200].

. The plant should best be propagated by Seed - sow late summer in situ[200]. The seed should germinate within 4 weeks.

Young leaves - raw or cooked. A mild flavour, but the leaves are dry and hairy and not that agreeable in quantity on their own[K]. They can be used as part of a chopped mixed salad[K].