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Hibiscus rosa-sinensis (Chinese hibiscus)

Hibiscus rosa-sinensis

Botanical Name:    Hibiscus rosa-sinensis

Common Name(s):    Chinese hibiscus

Family:    Malvaceae

Genus:    Hibiscus

Species:    Rosa-sinensis

Plant Type:    Evergreen shrub or Small tree

Height:    3.3-9.8 ft (1-3 m)

Spread:    5-8 ft (1.5-2.4 m)

Bloom Time:    Year-round

Bloom Color(s):    Red, Reddish, Orange-yellow

Leaves:    Dark green

Range:    East Asia


Hibiscus rosa-sinensis (Chinese hibiscus) is a species of flowering plant in the malvaceae family. It is an evergreen shrub or Small tree that grows to 3.3-9.8 ft (1-3 m) tall and 5-8 ft (1.5-2.4 m) wide. The leaves are arranged alternately, broadly or narrowly ovate, 4-9 cm long and 2-5 cm wide, dark green, and shiny, base rounded or cuneate, margin dentate or lobed. solitary, axillary flowers in year-round. The flower are red, reddish, or orange-yellow, 6-10 cm in diameter, funnel-shaped. Hibiscus rosa-sinensis is a very popular flowering shrub or houseplant. Grown in moderately fertile, well drained, and slightly acidic soil in full sun.

How to Grow

Sun:    Full sun to part shade

Water:    Medium

Soil:    Moderately fertile, Well drained, and slightly acidic soil

Propagation:    Cuttings