Hibiscus tiliaceus (Cottonwood hibiscus)


Hibiscus tiliaceus

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FEATURES: A hibiscus tree that produces flowers that are large, conspicuous and trumpet-shaped with bright yellow with a deep red center upon opening. It flowers through most seasons. Generally an ever-green tree with leaves are alternate, ovate to lanceolate. Hibiscus tiliaceus reaches a height of 4–10 m (13–33 ft), with a trunk up to 15 cm (5.9 in) in diameter.



PLANTING IDEAS: feature or screen plant, pioneer plant for quick shelter

TIPS: The fresh bark is slightly mucilaginous and the slimey sap can be used as an antiseptic on cuts. String can also be made from the bark. (https://www.abc.net.au/gardening/factsheets/plant-profile—cottonwood/11708398)