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.
Name Hibiscus Too many to mention
Leaf New Dark to Lime Green
Old Dark to Lime Green
Size Medium - Large
Flower Colour Many
Size Medium to Dinner Plate
Time of Year Summer
Ageing Quite Good Given Size. Flowers tend to Shrivel
Size Height 1.5 - 6m
Width 1cm - 3m
Rate Generally Fast