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.

Family:Malvaceae
Scientific Name:Hibiscus heterophyllus x divaricatus
Cultivar:Aussie Choice
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
Attracts Wildlife:Butterflies

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WHERE TO GET YOUR PLANT

 

Once you have found the plant that you want, the next step is to find where to get it. Visit or ring your favourite nursery to see if they have it in stock. If they don’t, they may be able to order it in for you.  Specialist nurseries are also able to give great advice, and if they don’t have the plant you want, they can often suggest an alternative to you. Below is a list of our favourite specialist nurseries, and some who do mail order. Click on the links for their details-

 

The Wildflower Place Erina – NSW 

 

Sydney Wildflower Nursery – NSW

 

Newcastle Wildflower Nursery – NSW

 

Cool Country Natives – ACT

 

Wimmera Native Nursery – Victoria

 

Zanthorrea Nursery – Perth WA

 

Manuka Native Nursery – South Australia

 

Sydney Wildflower Nursery – mail order

 

The Native Shop – mail order

 


 

 

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