Alyogyne hakeifolia ‘Melissa Anne’ Native Hibiscus

Native Hibiscus are great garden performers, being fast growing and of a naturally rounded habit, with beautiful large pink flowers with red centres. Melissa Anne is an outstanding, long flowering medium sized shrub, useful for screening and informal hedging. Prune after spring flowering to encourage a dense habit and new flowering growth. Needs a well drained soil, and best in a sunny spot. Tolerates some frost, but dislikes wind. Feed with a good native fertilizer in warm months, watering afterwards to prevent leaf or root burn.

Scientific Name:Alyogyne hakeifolia
Family:Malvaceae
Common Name:Native Hibiscus
Plant Type:Large shrub
Height:2 ~ 2.5 metres
Width:1.5 ~ 2 metres
Flower Colour:Red, Pink
Flowering Time:Summer, Autumn
Ph Level:Acid, Neutral, Alkaline
Soil Type:Loamy, Sandy loam, Clay loam
Plant Environment:Low maintenance garden, Poolside, Container growing, Cottage garden, Flower garden, Coastal garden, Drought resistant
Climate Zone:Sub-tropical, Warm temperate, Mediterranean
Light:Sunny
Planting Season:All year
Growth Habit:Evergreen
Lifespan:Perennial
Soil Moisture:Well-drained, Moist moderate drainage
Frost Tolerance:Tolerates light frost
Plant Usage:Feature plant, Screen, Windbreak
Special Uses:Erosion control, Playground friendly
Attracts Wildlife:Bees, Butterflies

Neutrog Bush Tucker & medal

Angus recommends Bush Tucker fertilizer for this plant.

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