Hibiscus Aussie Choice TM is a very hardy, fast growing Australian native shrub that will add colour to your garden with its prolific display of perfumed cream-coloured flowers to 12 cm in diameter. The ruffled blooms contrast well with the dark red-maroon flower buds and the attractive glossy-green foliage which is also a feature. Aussie Choice TM is a cross between the Australian native species, Hibiscus heterophyllus and Hibiscus divaricatus, resulting in a compact bushy plant with few prickles and an extended flowering period.
Summary: Australian Native, Floral display, Screening Plant, Flowers Spring – Autumn, Scented Flowers, Good for Tubs, Full Sun, height to 3.0 m, width to 2.0 m. Tolerates Dryness, Frost Tolerant, Perfect for Jams.
Use: This fast establishing plant makes a great feature shrub for open exposed sites or as an understory plant in part shade. Ideal as a screen or informal hedge or for planting into large tubs and containers. Suited to growing in most soils types in all mainland Australian states in both coastal and inland situations. Very drought tolerant once established and tolerates light frost frosts as well as high temperatures and high humidity. Plant against a wall in frost prone areas. The petals of this plant are good for jam, syrup and cordial. See www.hibiscus.org Culinary Section.
Flowering: Major flower flushes in Spring through to Autumn.
Habit: Medium size, bushy shrub 2 to 3 m high and 1.5 to 2 m wide.
Care: Water well at planting and gradually reduce watering during establishment. Prune by one-third after a flush of flowers and fertilise once a year in early spring with a complete slow-release fertiliser formulated for Australian Native Plants.