This is the most common Hibiscus seen in Australian gardens. This species is suitable for temperate to tropical climates. Best grown in full sun, it is evergreen and slightly salt tolerant but prefers not to be in the line of strong winds. As it can grow to around 3 metres in height it is great to use as a screening or hedging plant for the garden.
Another common Hibiscus seen in the Australian landscape. This plant is best grown in full sun and is more tolerant to the cooler climates, but still performs well in temperate climates. It is deciduous and produces a lovely purple flower in summer and can be grown as a hedge or screening plant as it can grow to about 3 metres in height.
Grown mainly as a small tree, it can reach up to 10 metres in height in the right environment. This tree produces a large amount of yellow flowers in summer that all have that defining red centre. Suited to the temperate to tropical climates, this plant can tolerate salty areas and very sandy soils.
There are many varieties of the Native Hibiscus available in a range of colours and leaf textures. These varieties are great for native gardens, for that additional burst of colour in summer.