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Hibiscus

Hibiscus

Scientific Name

Hibiscus spp.

Particularly Attractive To

A diversity of bees

Geographical Considerations

Will this plant grow in my area?

Hardiness Zones

5b to 9b

This plant is not native to Florida.

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Yard Conditions

Will this plant grow in my yard?

Optimal Light

Hibiscus grows best in Full Sun.

Light Range

It performs in Partial Shade to Full Sun

Soil Texture

Sandy Loam

Soil Moisture

Well Drained to Medium Drained

Soil pH

Acid to Slightly Acid (4.5-6.5)

Salt Tolerance

Varies

DroughtTolerance

Medium

Wind Resistance

Not known

Toxicity

Not known

Nematode Tolerance

Not known

Appearance

What will it look like as it grows?

Plant Type

  • Shrubs - Large

Plant Shape

  • Spreading
  • Upright

Leaf Persistence

Hibiscus is Deciduous

Spread

3-10 feet

Height

4-12 feet

Growth Rate

Moderate

Leaf Size

Medium

Leaf Texture

Fine

Flower Size

Medium

Flower Month

  • March
  • April
  • May
  • June
  • July
  • August
  • September
  • October
  • November

Flower Color

  • Pink
  • Red

Additional Detail

Use Hibiscus cannabinus with caution in North, Central, and South Florida | Select species based on site conditions; spring through fall flowers, color varies; some hibiscus injured by freezes in North Florida; susceptible to pests. Brown fruit. | Pests/Diseases: aphids, leaf spots, canker, japanese beatles | Attracts butterflies

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