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hellodarlink
Eeek! I wouldn't recommend the Norfolk Island hibiscus ( lagunaria) for any garden. We live in a seaside suburb of Melbourne and these are one of our main Street trees. The seed pods are packed full of silica-like spikes that are the nastiest and hardest things to get out of you skin! Not much fun for small children.
Love the article though.
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kitchenkajm

I agree hellodarlink about the Norfolk hibiscus. We had one near our neighbours lawn and they begged us on bended knees to have it removed as their kids couldn't go bare foot on their lawn. Horrible tree.

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Nicole Connellan
We called them itchy bombs through primary school ...
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