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CHINESE HIBISCUS
Hibiscus rosa-sinensis

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Photo Locations: San Luis Obispo, CA and Santa Barbara, CA

General Notes

Utility Friendly Tree Utility friendly tree.

Many varieties available, some under 10 feet. Needs excellent drainage. Part shade in hot, inland areas.

Has fragrant Flower.

Native to Eastern Asia.

Family: Malvaceae

Additional Common Names

CHINESE HIBISCUS, TROPICAL HIBISCUS

Tree Characteristics

Oval, Rounded or Vase Shape.

Has Evergreen foliage.

Height: 8 - 15 feet.

Width: 5 - 10 feet.

Growth Rate: 24 Inches per Year.

Longevity Less than 50 years.

Leaves Oval, Glossy Dark Green, No Change, Evergreen.

Flowers Showy. Fragrant Peach, Pink, Red, Rose, White or Yellow. Flowers in Summer. Has perfect flowers (male and female parts in each flower).

Brown Capsule, Medium (0.50 - 1.50 inches), fruiting in Fall.

Bark Light Green or Light Gray, Smooth.

Shading Capacity Rated as Moderate to Dense in Leaf.

Litter Issue is Dry Fruit.

Tree Site Conditions & Constraints

Sunset Zones 9, 12 - 16 and 19 - 24; H1, H2.

USDA Hardiness Zones 10 - 12.

Exposure Full Sun to Partial Shade.

Moist Soil.

Loam or Sand Texture.

Slightly Acidic to Slightly Alkaline Soil pH.

Salinity Tolerance is Moderate Inland.

Seaside Tolerance is Good in South Coast.

Pests & Disease Information

Susceptible to Aphids, Chlorosis, Oak Root Rot, Phytophthora, Root Rot and Sooty Mold.

Health, Safety & Environmental Concerns

Branch Strength Rated as Medium.

Root Damage Potential Rated as Low.

None Known Health Hazard.

Fire Resistance is Favorable.

Special Uses & Values

Screen.

Espalier.

Cite this tree:
SelecTree. "Hibiscus rosa-sinensis Tree Record." 1995-2017. Aug 16, 2017.
< http://selectree.calpoly.edu/tree-detail/hibiscus-rosa-sinensis >

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