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|
|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|
|Planting Season:||All year|
|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|
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