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Lagunaria pattersonii


Lagunaria pattersonii

CATALOGUE DESCRIPTION
Tall columnar evergreen tree with leathery grey-green leaves. The tree is covered in showy bright pink flowers with a typically hibiscus-like golden stamen in the centre, in the late summer. Will stand salt spray coastal winds and drought. Prefers a sunny site, will tolerate some frost once established. Easy care, though avoid touching the seed pods as they can irritate the skin.

 
Genus
Lagunaria
Species   pattersonii
Cultivar  

Common name
Norfolk Island hibiscus

Family name
Malvaceae
Place of origin
Australia


DETAILS
Height
6 m
Width
3 m
(expected growth in average NZ conditions in 5 to 10 years)
Leaves
Evergreen

Soil Type
Grows in most soil types / Needs well drained soil

Moisture
Tolerates dry soils

Exposure
Prefers a sunny site / Tolerates coastal sites / Tolerates exposed sites. / Tolerates some frost

Nourishment

Trees

Category
Medium 10 to 18 metre.
Availability
We have this currently available in a PB 6.5 container. Ask for it at your retailer.
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