Alyogyne huegelii ‘West Coast Gem’ – Native Hibiscus

 

An attractive and fast growing Native Hibiscus. A long flowering medium sized shrub rarely troubled by pests. Prune after spring blooming to encourage new flowering growth. It can have an open habit which will be improved by shaping, as it readily forms a rounded dense shape with regular pruning. Needs a well drained soil and best in a sunny position. A good screening plant and informal hedging. Feed in spring with a good native fertiliser or seaweed solution, and mulch well to deter weed growth. Tolerates light frost. This plant is also known as Alyogyne ‘Swan River’.

Family:Malvaceae
Scientific Name:Alyogyne huegelii
Cultivar:West Coast Gem
Common Name:Native Hibiscus
Plant Type:Small shrub, Large shrub
Height:2 ~ 2.5 metres
Width:21.5 metres
Flower Colour:Purple
Flowering Time:Spring, Summer, Autumn
Ph Level:Neutral
Soil Type:Loamy, Sandy loam, Clay loam
Plant Environment:Low maintenance garden, Poolside, Container growing, Coastal garden, Drought resistant
Climate Zone:Sub-tropical, Warm temperate, Mediterranean
Light:Sunny
Growth Habit:Evergreen, Dense foliage, Spreading
Lifespan:Perennial
Soil Moisture:Dry, Well-drained
Frost Tolerance:Tolerates light frost
Plant Usage:Screen
Special Uses:Fast growing, Playground friendly
Attracts Wildlife:Bees, Butterflies

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WHERE TO GET YOUR PLANT

Once you have found the plant that looks right for you, the next step is where to buy it.
Most nurseries stock a good range of plants, but due to space and supplies, they may not always have the plant that you are searching for in stock. If they don’t, they may be able to order it in for you if you request it.
Specialist nurseries are also able to give great advice, and if they don’t have the plant you have planned on, they can often suggest alternatives that will also work well for you.
Below is a list of our favourite specialist nurseries. Click on the links for their details-

 

The Wildflower Place Erina – NSW 

 

Sydney Wildflower Nursery – NSW

 

Newcastle Wildflower Nursery – NSW

 

IndigiGrow- Sydney- NSW

 

Harvest Seeds And Native Plant Nursery – Sydney – NSW

 

Cool Country Natives – ACT

 

Geelong Native Plants – Victoria

 

Wimmera Native Nursery – Victoria

 

Zanthorrea Nursery – Perth WA

 

Manuka Native Nursery – South Australia

 

MAIL ORDER NURSERIES –

 

Sydney Wildflower Nursery – mail order

 

The Native Shop – mail order

 


 

 

Angus recommends Bush Tucker fertiliser for native plants.