Hibiscus arnottianus A.Gray

A large shrub 3-5 m or more tall. Leaves more or less ovate, slightly hairy below; margins entire or with a few shallow, rounded teeth. Flowers on the old wood, white with a deep red staminal column. Petals mostly 7-10 cm long; autumn. This species has been used as an understock for grafting and has also been crossed with H. rosa-sinensis.

Mostly known as the cultivar 'Wilder's White'.


Source: Beers, L.; Spencer, R. (1997). Hibiscus. In: Spencer, R.. Horticultural Flora of South-eastern Australia. Volume 2. Flowering plants. Dicotyledons. Part 1. The identification of garden and cultivated plants. University of New South Wales Press.

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Distribution map
kingdom Plantae
phylum   Tracheophyta
class    Magnoliopsida
superorder     Rosanae
order      Malvales
family       Malvaceae
genus        Hibiscus L.