Exotic Hibiscus 'Hibiscus tiliaceus'
Species 'Hibiscus tiliaceus'

'Hibiscus tiliaceus'

Hibiscus tiliaceus is one of the species of hibiscus in the Mallow family and is also known as Tau in Hawaii, Purau in Tahiti, and as Sea or Beach Hibiscus among other common names. Its main feature is its foliage - beautiful, multi-colored heart-shaped leaves. The leaves are most colorful in full sun, and in shadier spots, or in a house, they grow with multiple shades of green. Hibiscus tiliaceus is a fast and easy grower that can reach 30 feet in tropical gardens. In pots it can be kept much smaller and is in fact a popular tree to bonsai in Taiwan. The unique flowers open with yellow color that turns to orange and then red before closing at the end of the day. Released from HVH in 2011. Native species.