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Hibiscus heterophyllus Aussie Delight

Botanical Name: Common Names:
Hibiscus heterophyllus Aussie Delight Australian Native Hibiscus, Native Rosella,
Native: Foliage Type:
Yes Evergreen
Plant Type: Plant Habit:
Hedging / Screening, Shrubs Shrub Like

Description:
A very hardy, fast growing Australian native shrub that will add colour to your garden with a prolific display of perfumed light pink flowers to 12 cm from late Winter through to Summer. The blooms contrast well with the attractive glossy-green foliage and red-brown stems which are also a feature. Aussie Delight is the result of several generations of careful cross breeding and selection based on the Australian native species, Hibiscus heterophyllus and Hibiscus divaricatus, to produce a compact bushy plant with few prickles and an extended flowering period. Ideal as a screen or informal hedge or for planting into large tubs and containers.

Mature Height: Mature Width:
2-4m 1-2m

Position: Soil Type:
Full Sun, Semi Shade Well Drained

Landscape Use(s)
Bird Attracting, Borders / Shrubbery, Coastal Garden, Courtyard, Feature, Fragrant Garden, Habitat, Hedging / Screening, Low Water Garden, Wind Break, Container / Pot

Pests & Diseases: Generally trouble free

Cultural Notes:

Plant Care
Keep moist during dry periods, Low phosphorus slow release fertiliser, Mulch well

Family Name: Origin:
Malvaceae Australia

Characteristics
Foliage Colour: Green
Flower Colour: Pink
Flower Fragrant: Yes
Flowering Season: Autumn, Spring, Summer
Fruit: Insignificant

Requirements Tolerances
Growth Rate: Fast
Maintenance Level: Low
Water Usage: Low
Drought: High
Frost: Moderate
Wind: High
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