Hibiscus ‘Aussie Choice’

A useful and decorative tall shrub with large showy and lightly fragrant flowers. The flowers are cream with shading of lemon and a contrasting dark red centre, and the petals are edible and can be used for jam, syrup and cordial.  Can be grown in all states, and has the advantage of being tolerant of light frost and drought. It is compact, and can be pruned after flowering to further encourage a more dense habit. Great for screening and informal hedging, coastal gardens. It is a cross between Hibiscus heterophyllus and divaricatus. Can have occasional spikiness to stems.

Family : Malvaceae
Cultivar Name: Aussie Choice
Plant Type : Large shrub
Width : 2
Flowering Time : Spring, Summer, Autumn
Soil Type : Sandy, Loamy, Sandy loam, Clay loam, Potting mix
Climate Zone : Tropical, Sub-tropical, Warm temperate, Cool temperate, Mediterranean
Growth Habit : Evergreen
Soil Moisture : Dry, Well-drained, Moist moderate drainage
Special Uses : Edible, Tea, Fast growing
Scientific Name: Hibiscus heterophyllus x divaricatus
Common Name : Hibiscus
Height : 3
Flower Color : White, Cream, Yellow, Pink, Purple
pH Level : Acid, Neutral
Plant Environment : Low maintenance garden, Poolside, Container growing, Flower garden, Coastal garden, Drought resistant
Light : Sunny, Light shade
Lifespan :
Frost Tolerance : Tolerates light frost
Attracts Wildlife : Butterflies