You will see a lot of Hibiscus varieties planted as single specimen plants in many parts of Australia. Their flowers come in almost as many colours as roses, some the size of dinner plates. Get your aspect right as they become especially leggy in shady situations and also keep in mind these plants are synonymous with Hawaii for a reason – they won’t take frost. With so many varieties on the market (some deciduous), it’s important to get the right one for your situation.
If you’re daring enough to grow a Hibiscus hedge, plan for it to be wide, fairly tall and not too formal. There are bushier cultivars that hedge well, but you will still need space to get functional – and beautiful – results from them.
Biggest Positives: The blooms are spectacular
Biggest Negatives: Only for the tropics and sub-tropics, mostly large leafed so don’t go for a low hedge.
|Name||Hibiscus||Too many to mention|
|Leaf||New||Dark to Lime Green|
|Old||Dark to Lime Green|
|Size||Medium - Large|
|Size||Medium to Dinner Plate|
|Time of Year||Summer|
|Ageing||Quite Good Given Size. Flowers tend to Shrivel|
|Size||Height||1.5 - 6m|
|Width||1cm - 3m|