Large shrub to 5 m or more tall. Young shoots densely hairy with a pale yellow felt. Leaves 6-15 cm wide, roundish to ovate in outline with 5 shallow lobes, slightly rough above, softly yellow-hairy and felty below. Flowers mostly autumn. Epicalyx of 3 free, rounded segments about half the length of the 5 fused sepals. Staminal column not protruding.
VIC: Colac (Colac Botanic Gardens); Portland (Portland Botanic Gardens).
Source: (1997). Hibiscus. In: . 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.