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Talipariti tiliaceum 'Tricolor'
(Syn.: Hibiscus tiliaceus 'Variegated'), Tricolor Sea Hibiscus, Variegated Hau Tree, Mahoe 'Tricolor'
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This is the variegated variety of the Hawaiian Hau Tree, Talipariti tiliaceum, with striking multicolored leaves of red, pink, white and green. Flowers are hibiscus-like, which open yellow in the morning, fading to red by day's end. It normally grows as a shrubby, thicket-forming plant, but the trunk can be cleaned up to make a small or medium-sized tree. Great as a container plant for its colorful foliage. Takes seaside plantings as it tolerates salt spray. It needs warmth in winter, since this 'Tricolor' variety is very intolerant to cold and frost. Minimum temperature about 45F. Native to the South Pacific. USDA zones 10 - 12.
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