Hibiscus aculeatus

pineland hibiscus

Malvaceae


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Plant Specifics

Form: flower
Life Span: long-lived perennial
Size: Height: 3 (6) ft    Width: 3 ft
Flower Color: flower color      white
Fruit Color: fruit color      brown
Phenology: winter dormant
Noted for: Showy flowers

Landscaping

Recommended Uses: Wet wildflower garden. For appearance, cut back to the ground in winter.
Propagation: Seed.
Availability: Seed
Light: light requirement  
Moisture Tolerance:
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Salt Tolerance: Not salt tolerant
Soil or other substrate: Sand
Soil pH Range: Acidic

Ecology

Primarily pollinated by bees including bumblebees.
Native Habitats: Moist sites. Hydric and mesic pine flatwoods, edges of sloughs, savannas, bogs, ditches.

Distribution and Planting Zones

Natural Range

USDA Zones:

Map is based on minimum winter temperatures

Suitable to grow in:
   8A,8B,9A,9B

Other

Other Comments: Tolerates winter flooding.

This is a wetland plant. It is rarely grown, but it has potential in appropriate sites.