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Alyogyne hakeifolia 'Elle Maree' (Native Hibiscus)

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Plant description

alyogyne hakeifolia elle maree

Alyogyne hakeifolia 'Elle Maree' is a medium sized, evergreen shrub, with beautiful creamy yellow flowers with a contrasting red centre, and tough needle like foliage. It flowers in spring and summer, and is very tolerant of high temperatures. It grows to around 2 metres tall and wide.

Alyogyne is very drought tolerant. It prefers a full sun position, with well drained soil, and protection from strong winds. Prune after flowering to keep the plant compact.

Further reading: Native Hibiscus (an article written by native plant expert Angus Stewart).

Additional plant information

Flowers

Flower colour: yellow
Flowering season: spring summer

Plant size

Maximum height: 2.5 metres
Minimum height: 2 metres

Maximum width: 2 metres
Minimum width: 2 metres

Sunlight, frost & salt tolerance

This plant will tolerate full or partial sunlight.
Light frost tolerance.
Plant is salt tolerant.

Fauna attracting?

Yes. Attracts: insects.

Climate

This plant species will grow in the following climates: cool, temperate.

Soil types & conditions

Loam: dry, moist, well-drained.

Clay: not suitable.

Sand: dry, moist, well-drained.

Diseases

Root rot in very wet conditions

Miscellaneous information

Native to: Australia.

Planting season: Any.

Types of fertiliser: A low phosphorus, native fertiliser.

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