Location: Mt. Vernon Ave.
Native to: Oceania
Tree type: flowering
Leaf retention: evergreen
Comments: Broadleaf evergreen native to Norfolk Island in the Pacific between Australia and New Zealand. Gray-green 2" ovate leaves, and pink to purple flowers with a prominent yellow stamen. Height to 40' when mature making it the largest hibiscus plant species. Caution: seed pods have short bristly hairs that irritate the skin. Also known as a Primrose tree or Norfolk Island Hibiscus. This tree was identified by Dan Rivera.
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NOTICE: This specimen is located on private property.
DO NOT TRESPASS!
No right to enter private property to view the specimen tree is granted by the Roadside Arboretum.
To prevent the transfer of disease and other considerations, do not touch or take samples from the specimen tree or any other plants on the property.
Illustration by Hugh Danaher