Hibiscus ‘Citrus Mist’ is a very hardy, fast growing Australian native shrub that will add colour to your garden with its prolific display of perfumed lemon yellow flowers to 10 cm in diameter. The blooms contrast well with the attractive glossy-green foliage. ‘Citrus Mist’ is a cross between the Australian native species, Hibiscus heterophyllus and Hibiscus divaricatus, resulting in a compact bushy plant with an extended flowering period.
Summary: Australian Native, Floral display, Flowers winter – spring, Scented Flowers, Good for Tubs, Foliage plant, Full Sun, Part Shade, height to 2.0 m, width to 2.0 m. Tolerates Dryness, Frost tolerant, Screening Plant, Perfect for Jams.
Use: This fast establishing plant makes a great feature shrub for open exposed sites or as an understorey 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: Blooms for much of the year, with major flushes of flowers in Spring and Autumn.
Habit: Medium size, bushy shrub to 1.5 to 2 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.