Australian native hibiscus tree with large rich maroon-green foliage and bright yellow (occasionally coral) flowers. Tolerates high wind, salt soil and poor drainage. These trees have a low broad crown, ideal for proviing shade. Give them space to shine and show off.
Hibiscus tiliaceus Rubra - red cottonwood, native hibiscus
DESCRIPTION: Hardy tropical tree with a broad low crown, large heart-shaped leaves and bright sunny yellow flowers. Rubra's leaves are deeply-coloured maroon and plum, especially when young. USE IN: Ideal for hedges, screening and feature planting. LOCATION: Plant in a full sun - partly shaded position in the garden. Tolerates most soil types including clay and salt. Withstands exposed windy sites but requires moderate watering. CARE: Mulch and water well, prune after flowering and fertilise in spring. To maintain a neat hedge, prune regularly or leave to grow naturally as a feature tree. Protect from heavy frost. HEIGHT & WIDTH: Up to 5m H x 3.5m W. May be clipped to desired height if used as a hedge. YOUR PLANTS: These are tubestock plants, healthy young plants with new roots that will establish quickly in your garden. The pot size is 80mm high and 42 mm wide.
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