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PlantFiles: Tropical Hibiscus
Hibiscus rosa-sinensis 'Wilder's White'

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Family: Malvaceae (mal-VAY-see-ee) (Info)
Genus: Hibiscus (hi-BIS-kus) (Info)
Species: rosa-sinensis (RO-sa-sy-NEN-sis) (Info)
Cultivar: Wilder's White

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Height:
6-8 ft. (1.8-2.4 m)
8-10 ft. (2.4-3 m)

Spacing:
6-8 ft. (1.8-2.4 m)

Hardiness:
USDA Zone 9a: to -6.6 C (20 F)
USDA Zone 9b: to -3.8 C (25 F)
USDA Zone 10a: to -1.1 C (30 F)
USDA Zone 10b: to 1.7 C (35 F)

Sun Exposure:
Full Sun

Bloom Color:
White/Near White

Bloom Time:
Blooms all year

Foliage:
Leathery-Textured

Other details:
This plant is attractive to bees, butterflies and/or birds

Soil pH requirements:
6.1 to 6.5 (mildly acidic)
6.6 to 7.5 (neutral)

Patent Information:
Non-patented

Propagation Methods:
From semi-hardwood cuttings
From hardwood cuttings

Seed Collecting:
N/A: plant does not set seed, flowers are sterile, or plants will not come true from seed

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Gardeners' Notes:

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Positive munteus On Apr 13, 2014, munteus wrote:

Aka Hibiscus arnottianus (non rosa-sinensis)
"The specific epithet refers to George Arnott Walker Arnott(1799-1868),Scottish botanist, professor , traveller ,collector
and director of the Glasgow Botanic Gardens.The common name is Wilder's white .In Hawaii ,where the species is native it is called "Koki'o" .This plant grows to about 30 feet(9m) tall as a shrub or small tree. The ovate ,entire to dentate leaves are 6 to 10 inches (10-15 cm) long , dark green, and leathery. Solitary flowers are slightly fragrant, 4 inches(10cm) or more in diameter, and pure white to white pale pink veins. Flowers also have red filaments. The staminal column is exerted from the corolla" ...
Barbara Perry Lawton-"Hibiscus" Hardy and Tropical Plants for the Garden



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