Hibiscus ‘Aussie Choice’

A useful and decorative tall shrub with large showy and lightly fragrant flowers. The flowers are cream with shading of lemon and a contrasting dark red centre, and the petals are edible and can be used for jam, syrup and cordial.  Can be grown in all states, and has the advantage of being tolerant of light frost and drought. It is compact, and can be pruned after flowering to further encourage a more dense habit. Great for screening and informal hedging, coastal gardens. It is a cross between Hibiscus heterophyllus and divaricatus. Can have occasional spikiness to stems.

Scientific Name:Hibiscus heterophyllus x divaricatus
Family:Malvaceae
Common Name:Hibiscus
Plant Type:Large shrub
Height:2 ~ 3 metres
Width:1 ~ 2 metre
Flower Colour:White, Cream, Yellow, Pink, Purple
Flowering Time:Spring, Summer, Autumn
Ph Level:Acid, Neutral
Soil Type:Sandy, Loamy, Sandy loam, Clay loam, Potting mix
Plant Environment:Low maintenance garden, Poolside, Container growing, Flower garden, Coastal garden, Drought resistant
Climate Zone:Tropical, Sub-tropical, Warm temperate, Cool temperate, Mediterranean
Light:Sunny, Light shade
Growth Habit:Evergreen
Soil Moisture:Dry, Well-drained, Moist moderate drainage
Frost Tolerance:Tolerates light frost
Plant Usage:Hedge, Feature plant, Screen, Fragrant
Special Uses:Edible, Tea, Fast growing, Playground friendly
Attracts Wildlife:Butterflies

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Neutrog Bush Tucker & medal

Angus recommends Bush Tucker fertilizer for this plant.