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Alyogyne huegelii 'West Coast Gem' (Native Hibiscus)

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Angus's Top Gum Trees for Gardens. Angus Stewart's list of the best gum trees (Eucalyptus, Corymbia and Angophora) for Australian gardens.

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Plant description

Alyogyne huegelii West Coast Gem 1

Alyogyne huegelii West Coast Gem 3

Alyogyne huegelii West Coast Gem 2

Alyogyne huegelii 'West Coast Gem', the Native Hibiscus, is an evergreen medium sized shrub with large purple flowers with silky petals. The plant will flower nearly all year round, mainly from early spring to late autumn. A good specimen plant, and also good for container growing.

Alyogyne likes a sunny garden position, in an open soil. Prune after spring flowering. Once the plant is established, it can tolerate light frost and drought. It is native to arid areas of Australia.

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

Additional plant information

Flowers

Flower colour: purple
Flowering season: spring summer autumn winter

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, arid.

Soil types & conditions

Loam: dry, moist, well-drained.

Clay: not suitable.

Sand: dry, moist, well-drained.

Pests

Scale

Miscellaneous information

Native to: Australia.

Planting season: Any.

Types of fertiliser: Native fertiliser.

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