• Overview
    Light Needs:
    Full sun
    Watering Needs:
    Water regularly - weekly, or more often in extreme heat or containers.
    Average Landscape Size:
    Moderate growing; reaches 6 to 8 ft. tall, 3 to 4 ft. wide.
    Key Feature:
    Tropical Summer Flowers
    Blooms:
    Summer; nearly year-round in mild climates.
  • Detail
    Botanical Pronunciation:hi-BIS-kus ro-ZA-si-nen-sis
    Plant type:Shrub
    Deciduous/evergreen:Evergreen
    Sunset climate zones:9, 12, 13, 15, 16, 19 - 26
    Growth habit:Rounded
    Growth rate:Moderate
    Average landscape size:Moderate growing; reaches 6 to 8 ft. tall, 3 to 4 ft. wide.
    Foliage color:Green
    Blooms:Summer; nearly year-round in mild climates.
    Flower color:Red
    Garden styleTropical
    Design IdeasDon't lose this Hibiscus in far-away plantings. Instead, place it next to patios, entries and in courtyards, where it will be a brilliant focal point. Use along paths for a strikingly colored allee. Its dense and glossy foliage makes a solid hedge or screen. A good cover for bare walls and spaces between windows. Charming when trained into a patio tree and planted in large pots stuffed with annual color.
    Companion PlantsLantana (Lantana); Banana (Musa); Cordyline (Cordyline); Canna (Canna); Phormium (Phormium)
  • Care
    Care Information
    Thrives in well-drained, enriched soils with neutral to slightly acidic pH. Water deeply and regularly during the first growing season to establish an extensive root system; reduce frequency once established. Apply a general fertilizer before new growth begins in spring. For a formal appearance, prune annually after flowering.
    Light Needs:
    Light needs: Full Sun
    Full sun
    Watering Needs:
    Water needs: Moderate
    Water regularly - weekly, or more often in extreme heat or containers.
  • History & Lore
    History:
    Hiroshi "Hiro" Kuwabara began cultivating hibiscus flowers as a hobby. His mission has been to develop a hardier, more vibrant colored hibiscus cultivar within Southern California's climate without the use of a greenhouse. Hiro is known by many in the nursery industry as the co-owner of Yamato Nursery Inc., and provided horticultural advice to the Pacific Palisades (California) community for over 30 years until his retirement in 2004.