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Sida fallax
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Zones 23, 24, H1, H2
Full Sun
Minimal Water

Sida fallax

Evergreen, Shrubs

Native to Hawaii; widespread in the Pacific Islands and China. There are many forms of this plant, from groundcovers to medium-size shrubs to shrubs 10 ft. tall and nearly as wide. Roundish, bright green to silvery green leaves to 1/2 in. long. Blooms all year, producing hibiscus-like, 1/2–1-in. flowers in colors ranging from yellow and orange to dull red. Blossoms are used in leis. Good wind tolerance. Does best in well-drained, rocky or sandy soil. 

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