White Kauai Hibiscus
Evergreen, Shrubs, Trees
Big, brilliant flowers on plump shrubs rank this among the showiest flowering shrubs in Western gardens. Some are very tender tropical species grown in Hawaii, others very hardy. Plants typically bear funnel-shaped blossoms, often with prominent stamens.
Giant whitefly is the most important pest of hibiscus in central and Southern California, coating the undersides of leaves with wax and eventually defoliating the plant. A parasitoid wasp has been released to control it, and research continues on its control.Hibiscus waimeae
Evergreen shrub or tree native to Kauai. Grows to 18–25 ft. tall and about half as wide. Blooms much of the year. Each fragrant, 5–8-in. flower lasts just one day; blossoms open white in the morning, turn light pinkish by afternoon. Rounded, downy light green leaves to 7 in. long. Use singly as a specimen or mass as a screen. Protect from wind.
Evergreen shrub or tree native to Kauai. Grows to 18–25 ft. tall and about half as wide. Blooms ...
From northwestern Australia. Grows to 3–4 1/2 ft. tall and wide. Similar to N. cordifolia
From Brazil, but naturalized at higher elevations throughout the Hawaiian Islands. Known botanically a...