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Chinese Hibiscus

Hibiscus rosa-sinensis

Also known as

Bunga Raya, Blacking Plant, China Rose, Chinese Rose Mallow, Garden Hibiscus, Hawaian Hibiscus, Malabar Rose, Rose Of China, Shoe-Black, Shoe Flower, Shoeblackplant, Hibiscus, Rose-Of-China

Full Sun
Moderate care
Light watering
Tender

12b

USDA zone

13°C

Minimum temperature

Expected size

Height
Spread

1.5m

Max

1m

1m

Min

50cm

Flowering

  • spring
  • summer
  • autumn
  • winter

This plant has no fragrance

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Chinese Hibiscus Overview

This woody shrub or small tree boasts large trumpet-shaped flowers which attract bees, butterflies and hummingbirds. There is a wide selection of colours to choose from, and blooms are present throughout most of the year. It is very hardy and versatile, equally useful as an accent plant, grown in containers or even hedged.

Common problems with Chinese Hibiscus

How to harvest Chinese Hibiscus

Not applicable

How to propagate Chinese Hibiscus

Cuttings

Take new growth or soft wood cuttings about 15cm long. Take off all leaves except for the top. Trim the cutting to the bottom leaf node. Dip into rooting hormone powder. Place cutting in well draining soil.

Seed

Division

Special features of Chinese Hibiscus

Pot plant

Can be grown in pots but will require more water.

Attracts useful insects

Butterflies

Attracts birds

Nectar-loving birds

Attractive flowers

Other uses of Chinese Hibiscus

Ornamental, hedging, border, indoor

Edible

Flowers are edible and are used in salads in the Pacific islands.

Summer Flowering Shrubs

Shrubs that give you structure and summer flowers.

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