Colorful Country Bench
Kiwi, Chinese Gooseberry
Tropical Hibiscus, Rose of China
Kiwi, Chinese Gooseberry

Common name:Kiwi, Chinese Gooseberry
Botanical name:Actinidia deliciosa

Kiwi is a deciduous shrub/vine that grows 12' to 25' long. It has hairy gray green leaves. It likes full sun, medium watering, and rich, well drained moist soil. It has white flowers and reddish brown edible fruits in the fall.

Tropical Hibiscus, Rose of China

Common name:Tropical Hibiscus, Rose of China
Botanical name:Hibiscus rosa-sinensis

Hibiscus rosa-sinensis is an evergreen shrub. It is one of the most flamboyant flowering shrubs. It can reach 30 ft. tall in Hawaii. Individual flowers only last one day, but the plant blooms continuously.


Colorful Country Bench

Photographer: GardenSoft

Soils and Compost:

Maintain a two to four inch layer of mulch on the soil surface to reduce weeds, infiltrate rain water, and reduce compaction.

Integrated Pest Management:

Develop healthy soil for plants that are vigorous and naturally pest-resistant.