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Blue Hibiscus

 

This is a beautiful, rounded shrub with light purple to blue colored flowers that are darker and more consistent in this selection than in the species. Flowers appear year-round over its furry green leaves. Blue hibiscus is a an excellent shrub for many different landscapes given its exceptional flowers, ability to grow in many soil types, and drought tolerance.

Alyogyne huegelli 'Santa Cruz' (Hibiscus h.)

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Leaf Characteristics

Leaf texture : Hairy

Leaf length : 1 1/4- 3"

Leaf shape : Palmate

Leaf color : Bright green

Flower Characteristics

Flower width : 4"

Flower shape : Funnel-shaped

Flower color : Blue

Plant Anatomy

Foliage growth cycle : Evergreen

Average size maturity width : 4-6 ft.

Average size maturity height : 4-6 ft.

Growth rate : Fast

Cultural Information

USDA Zone : 20 to 25 F( Z9a)

Sunset zone : 13-17, 20-24

Water requirements : Moderate

Light exposure : Sun

Landscape Attributes

Attractive bark :Yes