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Pineland Hibiscus - Hibiscus aculeatus

Pineland Hibiscus - Hibiscus aculeatus


Hibiscus aculeatus, commonly known as Pineland Hibiscus, is a native perennial shrub found in the southeastern United States. It features showy, pale yellow flowers with deep maroon centers and attractive lobed leaves.

Growing Requirements: Pineland Hibiscus thrives in sunny to partially shaded areas with well-drained, acidic soil. It is drought-tolerant once established but benefits from regular watering during dry spells. Prune lightly to maintain shape and encourage new growth.

Benefits to Wildlife: Pineland Hibiscus attracts pollinators such as bees and butterflies with its nectar-rich flowers. Additionally, it serves as a host plant for caterpillars, including those of the gray hairstreak butterfly (Strymon melinus), providing essential food sources for these butterfly larvae. The plant also provides cover and nesting sites for small birds and other wildlife, contributing to ecosystem diversity.

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