Hibiscus rosa-sinensis

Botanical Name: Hibiscus rosa-sinensis

Phonetic: high-BIS-kus Rosa-Sih-nen-sis

Common Name(s): Tropical Hibiscus

Family: Malvaceae
Origin: Tropical regions of Asia
Plant Type: Shrub/patio tree
Persistence: Evergreen

Leaf Type: Simple pointed                                               
Leaf Color: Large glossy green
Texture:  Medium
Density: Medium
Bloom Season: July-September/summer into early fall
Flower Color(s): Pink, red, yellow, orange, white

Exposure: Full sun
USDA: 9-11
Climate Zone(s): 8,9,18,19,20,21,22,23,24
Growth Rate:                                              
Height: 8-12 Feet/15 Feet patio tree
Spread: 5-8 Feet
Hydrozone: 2
Soil: Well-drained, regular water
Pest: Mealybugs, whiteflies, aphids, mites, scale, canker
Features: One of the most colorful flowering shrub in California, attracts hummingbirds and butterflies, showy flowers, tropical looking
Uses: Flowering accent plant, patio tree, espalier, screens and hedges, tropical look

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