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Lagunaria patersonii

Norfolk Island hibiscus

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Features

  • BloomsJune
  • Height7m to 12m
  • Spread7m to 10m
  • Growth HabitBroad conical
  • Flower ColourPale pink to purple
  • Leaf ColourMedium green

Description

Lagunaria patersonii (Norfolk Island hibiscus). It will produce a neat, pyramid-shaped tree, this warm-climate evergreen produces oval, leathery leaves with a coating of greyish hairs. The flowers are profuse pale pink to almost purple; they will bloom during the summer and are about 5cm across. The seed pods contain bright orange seeds amongst irritant bristles.

Characteristics

Evergreen, Tree

Origin

Australia

Interest and use

Grown for its flowers in summer-autumn and its overall appearance. Suitable for coastal conditions.

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Needs

  • LightFull sun
  • HardinessFrost tender (min 5°C)
  • SoilWell drained, Fertile
  • WaterSemi-moist

Cultivation

It need to be grown in full sun, with well-drained soil with adequate water. You can propagate from seeds.

Propagation

Seed in spring or by semi-ripe cuttings in summer.

Pests, diseases or disorders

Under glass scale insects, red spider mite may be troublesome.

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