Plant Common Name
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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.
AHS Heat Zone
12 - 9
USDA Hardiness Zone
9 - 12
12, 13, 15, 16, 17, 18, 19, 20, 21, 22, 23, 24
Full Sun, Partial Sun, Partial Shade
3'-6' / 0.9m - 1.8m
3'-5' / 0.9m - 1.5m
Spring, Late Spring, Late Summer, Early Fall
Foundation, Mixed Border, Rock Garden / Wall, Screening / Wind Break, Tropical
Sharp or Has Thorns