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|
|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|
|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|
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