Hibiscus tiliaceus 10 seeds

2,75

Hibiscus tiliaceus 10 seeds

2,75

Hibiscus tiliaceus can reach a height of up to 8-10 m (26′-32′) and can grow as wide as it is not pruned. It is a common coastal tree in its native and naturalized ranges, and is found in the wild near watercourses, mangrove swamps and estuaries, often forming impenetrable thickets and covering very large areas along coastlines. It is therefore particularly suitable for sand and moist soil, but it will grow well under drier conditions and in a variety of dirt. It can also stand brackish water and is tolerant to salt, which is why it is an excellent species for coastal areas.

The trees are very ornamental, with large heart-shaped leaves and dense foliage. The leaves are usually dark green, but selections are available with variegated or purple foliage. The hibiscus-like flowers are bright yellow with a crimson center, and usually point down on the tree or slightly sideways. They are about 10–15 cm (4″-6″) wide when fully opened and usually last a day only falling at the end of the day or the next morning, as many days-old flowers are visible on the ground. Like some other plants in the mallow family, the flowers change color as they age, turning dull orange or reddish by the time they fall. In winter, there may be few or no flowers in mild-tropical or subtropical climates, but the flowers on the tree may remain longer than a day, an interesting effect both yellow and red flowers can be seen on the trees at the same time.

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Description

Hibiscus tiliaceus can reach a height of up to 8-10 m (26′-32′) and can grow as wide as it is not pruned. It is a common coastal tree in its native and naturalized ranges, and is found in the wild near watercourses, mangrove swamps and estuaries, often forming impenetrable thickets and covering very large areas along coastlines. It is therefore particularly suitable for sand and moist soil, but it will grow well under drier conditions and in a variety of dirt. It can also stand brackish water and is tolerant to salt, which is why it is an excellent species for coastal areas.

The trees are very ornamental, with large heart-shaped leaves and dense foliage. The leaves are usually dark green, but selections are available with variegated or purple foliage. The hibiscus-like flowers are bright yellow with a crimson center, and usually point down on the tree or slightly sideways. They are about 10–15 cm (4″-6″) wide when fully opened and usually last a day only falling at the end of the day or the next morning, as many days-old flowers are visible on the ground. Like some other plants in the mallow family, the flowers change color as they age, turning dull orange or reddish by the time they fall. In winter, there may be few or no flowers in mild-tropical or subtropical climates, but the flowers on the tree may remain longer than a day, an interesting effect both yellow and red flowers can be seen on the trees at the same time.

Additional information

Weight 0,0100 kg
USDA zone

Zone 11: >+4.4 degrees

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