Hibiscus – Get the Right Variety

You will see a lot of Hibiscus varieties planted as single specimen plants in many parts of the country. Their flowers come in almost as many colours as roses, some the size of dinner plates. Get your aspect right as they become especially leggy in shady situations and also keep in mind these plants are synonymous with Hawaii for a reason – they won’t take frost. With so many varieties on the market (some deciduous), it’s important to get the right one for your situation.

Biggest Positives: The blooms are spectacular

Biggest Negatives: Only for the tropics and sub-tropics, mostly large leafed so don’t go for a low hedge.

NameHibiscusToo many to mention
LeafNewDark to Lime Green
OldDark to Lime Green
SizeMedium - Large
SizeMedium to Dinner Plate
Time of YearSummer
AgeingQuite Good Given Size. Flowers tend to Shrivel
SizeHeight1.5 - 6m
Width1cm - 3m
RateGenerally Fast

HibiscusIt’s not formal, but it may be worth it for the flowers

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