Hibiscus heterophyllus Vent.

Native Rosella, Sorrel Tree


Family: Malvaceae

Genus: Hibiscus

Category: Shrub - Evergreen

Zones: 10 +

Size: 9 to 18' tall, smaller in cultivation (6' tall, 3' wide)

Growth Rate: Fast

Exposure: Sun

Description: 

Linear leaves to 8" long. Large flowers, typical Hibiscus shape, yellow, white or pink. Not grown very much in cultivation.

History: 

Native to Australia and first cultivated in England in 1803.

Published in Jard. Malmaison 103 in 1805.

Also published in Bot. Reg. 1: 29 in 1815.

From Bot. Reg. A native of New-South-Wales... The plant was discovered by Colonel Paterson on the banks of the Hawkesbury river; and first cultivated in this country by the late Mr. Charles Greville, in the conservatory of his botanic-garden at Paddington, in 1803.

Other names listed in Bot. Reg.:

Hibiscus grandiflorus Salisb. - unresolved - probably a synonym.

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