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HIBBERTIA cuneiformis

Image of Hibbertia cuneiformis

Jessie Keith

Family

Dilleniaceae

Botanical Name

HIBBERTIA cuneiformis

Plant Common Name

Cutleaf Hibbertia

Special Notice

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General Description

Shiny, narrowly oval evergreen leaves line the gray branches of cutleaf hibbertia. It bears showy yellow flowers in springtime, sometimes for an encore in autumn. An evergreen, upright, somewhat wispy shrub that is tolerant of wind, it is native to the coastal sands and moist loams of coastal southwestern Western Australia.

The small, elongated oval green leaves are glossy and often have teeth at the tips like a holly leaf. In springtime the upright, sometimes spreading branches are lined with bright yellow flowers that resemble small wild rose blossoms (like rosebuds just before opening). The five-petaled flower has a golden yellow central cluster of stamens (pollen-carrying stems) that attracts bees and butterflies. Each petal is notched so that it looks like a yellow heart. Reblooming may occur again in flushes in summer or autumn.

Grow cutleaf hibbertia in full sun to partial, nearly full shade in well-draining sandy or loamy soil. Tolerant of wind, heat and drought, it is a lovely naturalistic plant for hillside or coastal picturesque gardens. It may also be grown in a desert scrub landscape or woodland setting, adding to its diverse garden usage.

Characteristics

  • AHS Heat Zone

    12 - 9

  • USDA Hardiness Zone

    9 - 12

  • Sunset Zone

    12, 13, 15, 16, 17, 18, 19, 20, 21, 22, 23, 24

  • Plant Type

    Shrub

  • Sun Exposure

    Full Sun, Partial Sun, Partial Shade

  • Height

    3'-6' / 0.9m - 1.8m

  • Width

    3'-5' / 0.9m - 1.5m

  • Bloom Time

    Spring, Late Spring, Late Summer, Early Fall

  • Native To

    Australia

Growing Conditions

  • Soil pH

    Neutral, Alkaline

  • Soil Drainage

    Well Drained

  • Soil type

    Loam, Sand

  • Tolerances

    Drought, Salt

  • Growth Rate

    Medium

  • Water Requirements

    Xeric/Desert, Drought Tolerant

  • Habit

    Upright/Erect

  • Seasonal Interest

    Spring, Summer, Fall

Ornamental Features

  • Flower Interest

    Showy

  • Flower Color

    Yellow, Lemon Yellow, Gold

  • Foliage Color (Spring)

    Green

  • Foliage Color (Summer)

    Green

  • Foliage Color (Fall)

    Green, Dark Green

  • Foliage Color (Winter)

    Green, Dark Green

  • Bark Color

    Gray

  • Fragrant Fruit

    No

  • Fragrant Foliage

    No

  • Bark or Stem Fragrant

    No

  • Flower Petal Number

    Single

  • Repeat Bloomer

    No

  • Showy Fruit

    No

  • Edible Fruit

    No

  • Showy Foliage

    Yes

  • Foliage Texture

    Fine

  • Foliage Sheen

    Glossy

  • Evergreen

    Yes

  • Showy Bark

    No

Special Characteristics

  • Bark Texture

    Smooth

  • Usage

    Foundation, Mixed Border, Rock Garden / Wall, Screening / Wind Break, Tropical

  • Sharp or Has Thorns

    No

  • Invasive

    No

  • Attracts

    Butterflies

  • Self-Sowing

    No