Dombeya x seminole (syn. Dombeya burgessiae var. seminole) 25 Gal
Seminole is a small tree or medium-sized shrub, the result of an artificial hybrid of two varieties of dombeya burgessiae, by the subtropical horticulture research unit, miami, in april 1973. Seminole can grow to a height of 5 or more feet and has a dense rounded crown. The leaves are heart-shaped, alternate, dark green above and below, 9 x 6 1/2 inches, with wrinkled edges and scattered star-like hairs. Flowers are showy, pink to purple, borne in flower heads; blooms about 1 1/2 inches wide. Information about fruits is lacking, but based upon the parent species, are likely small, brown, hairy, ovoid capsules with small seeds. Since hybrids seeds do not breed true, cuttings are used to propagate seminole. The plant responds best in moist well-drained soil, and is easily pruned to maintain shape as a single plant or hedge. This colorful landscape plant is appropriate for almost any garden or patio setting, as an accent or specimen plant. It is also an ideal container plant.