Red Cottonwood

Hibiscus Tiliaceus Rubra

Sunshine Coast Plant Varieties
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Hibiscus Tiliaceus Rubra - Red Cottonwood - Noosa Landscaping Services

Red Cottonwood Description

Hardy tropical tree with a broad low crown, large heart-shaped leaves and bright sunny yellow flowers.

Rubra’s leaves are deeply-coloured maroon and plum, especially when young.

Ideal for hedges, screening and feature planting.

Plant in a full sun – partly shaded position in the garden.

Red Cottonwood Maintenance

Withstands exposed windy sites but requires moderate watering.

Mulch and water well, prune after flowering and fertilise in spring.

To maintain a neat hedge, prune regularly or leave to grow naturally as a feature tree.

Protect from heavy frost.

Red Cottonwood Alternative Names

Cottonwood Hibiscus.