|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.|
|Height Range||0 - 15 FT|
|Spread Range||0 - 0|
|USDA Zones||9a : 9b : 10a : 10b : 11|
|Leaf Color||Dark Green|
|Form||Shrub : Small Tree|
|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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