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Hibiscus rosa-sinensis


Shoe-back-plant,chinese Hibiscus, Rose Of China, Hawaiian Hibiscus
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Plant Facts

Scientific Name Hibiscus rosa-sinensis
Principal Common Name Hibiscus
Common Name(s) Shoe-back-plant,Chinese hibiscus, Rose of China, Hawaiian Hibiscus
Description This large shrub or small tree grows to 15' high in frost-free climates. The toothed leaves are arranged alternately and vary a lot, but tend to be large, dark green, and shiny. This plant has a coarse texture and may be upright or broad and spreading. It is often many-stemmed. Flowers are glorious and huge at their best -- up to 6" in diameter -- and occur in many colors. Most are flared and have a bell shape and may be single or double, smooth or scalloped. They have a long central tube with stamens and pistils at the tip.
General Comments
Nativity Southern Asis
Height Range 0 - 15 FT
Spread Range 0 - 0
Flower Showy Y
Sunset Zones
USDA Zones 9a : 9b : 10a : 10b : 11
Leaf Color Dark Green
Leaf Texture Toothed
Form Shrub : Small Tree
Flower Color
Flower Time
Ease of Growing Easy
Light Preferences Sun (minimum 8 hours direct sun) : Part Sun : Partial Shade
Soil Preferences Moist : Well-drained
Watering Preferences Heavy : Medium
Outstanding Features Attracts Bees : Attracts Birds : Attracts Butterflies : Container Plant : Topiary Plant - Clipped

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