Red Hibiscus Syriacus

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Height At Maturity
Under 20 Feet
Planting Zones 5-9
November Through April
Sun And Shade,
Flower Gardens And Beds, Border Plants, Flowering,
Flower Gardens And Beds, Border Plants, Flowering,
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Red Hibiscus Syriacus Description

Red Hibiscus Syriacus


Red Hibiscus Syriacus: This is a classic garden species with a maximum reach of about twelve feet and a width of eight feet. Simply put, the Red Hibiscus Syriacus is a charming woody shrub. It can add vivid color to any sunny location in your landscape.


The Red Hibiscus Syriacus is an Asian native species. However, it is well-adapted to the mid-range USDA growing zones within the United States. It cares little about soil quality and will tolerate different mediums--clay, sand, or even a few rocks. However, it prefers a spot that drains quickly.


Red Hibiscus Syriacus is somewhat drought-tolerant. Give it a little water during dry spells, but it will survive in between and bounce back from any stress.


Other Common Names for the Red Hibiscus Syriacus


This species, when referring to red or another color, also carries other common names, including the following:


  •        Hibiscus
  •        Rose of China
  •        Rose-of-Sharon
  •        Rose of Sharon
  •        Shrub Althea


This species has no connection to roses, despite the nickname Rose of China.


Red Hibiscus Syriacus Will Draw Wildlife to Your Yard


Pollinator insects, including bumblebees, butterflies, and hummingbirds, will be unable to resist the radiant red blossoms on your Rose of China.


Besides the nectar attracting those visitors, ground-feeding birds may take cover in your hibiscus shrub when they need to hide from predators.


However, one animal does not prefer the Red Hibiscus Syriacus--the whitetail deer. Deer seem to find the fragrance of hibiscus flowers too floral, so that they will snack on it only as a last option.


Red Hibiscus Syriacus Is a Gardener's Favorite Species


Prolific flowers appear on the Red Hibiscus Syriacus by the middle of summer. In the warmest climates, the blossoms might continue well into the autumn.


The flowers are large, intense coral-red, up to four inches, and showy. They have a lovely double layer of five velvety petals. The flower's center is golden yellow or orange, creating a stunning, warm tonal effect against the red petals. Most often, the blossoms only live for one day, with a new replacement emerging right behind.


The foliage of this shrub is beautiful. It features dark green, glossy leaves with coarse teeth around the margins—leaves alternate along the stem.


Order Your Red Hibiscus Syriacus from TN Nursery Today


TN Nursery suggests Red Hibiscus Syriacus for anyone who wants a bold red-flowering shrub that blooms in the last half of summer and into the fall. Order from TN Nursery today.


Reviews (2)

  • 4
    Red Hibiscus

    Posted by Annie Sinclair on Jan 23, 2022

    This is a flowery shrub that gives out its full bloom in springtime down to summer. It can accent pathways and gardens.

  • 5

    Posted by Ron woolen on Jan 05, 2022

    These pictures doesn’t do justice they are absolutely beautiful will be ordering again soon.


Shipping Information

We dig fresh our plants and ship immediately. We ship US Mail, Priority shipping. You will receive a tracking number once your plants ship. All plants will be fine in their packages for up to 3 days after receiving.

How We Protect Your Plants For Transit

We sell only bare root plants. We dip the roots in tera-sorb silicone gel to retain ample moisture for transit and surround with plastic. This is superior protection for plants in transit for up to 12 days.

Upon Receipt Of Your Plants

Open your plants and inspect the same day received. We offer 3 days to report any problems with your order. Bare root plants need to be planted within 2-3 days of receiving unless weather-related problems prohibit planting. Store in a cool place and keep roots moist and covered with plastic until they can be planted. Water for the first week daily after planting.

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Ships November through April

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