• Overview
    Light Needs:
    Partial to full sun
    Watering Needs:
    Water regularly; do not over water.
    Key Feature:
    Attracts Butterflies
    Blooms:
    Spring
  • Detail
    Botanical Pronunciation:hi-BIS-kus seer-ee-AK-us
    Plant type:Shrub
    Deciduous/evergreen:Deciduous
    Growth habit:Narrow
    Growth rate:Fast
    Foliage color:Green
    Blooms:Spring
    Flower color:Red
  • Care
    Care Information
    Grows in any soil unless it is either really wet or dry. Prune in late fall or early spring. Can be heavily pruned, but this is not usually necessary. Prefers medium moisture. Fertilize in early spring; an additional dose of liquid fertilizer may be needed. Adaptable to most soils except very wet or dry. Apply a controlled release fertilizer in spring; liquid feed mid summer.Pruning time: late fall or early spring.
    Light Needs:
    <strong>Partial Sun / Partial Shade</strong>: These two terms are often used interchangeably to mean 3-6 (or 4-6) hours of sunlight each day. However, there is a difference.
<strong>Partial shade</strong> typically means the plants will appreciate a more gentle exposure such as the weaker morning or early afternoon sun, with the emphasis on providing the minimum needed shade and sheltering from intense late afternoon sun. <strong>Partial sun</strong> typically means the plants <u>need</u> some direct sun, so the emphasis is on meeting the required minimum hours of sunlight, with filtered sunlight or shade the balance of the day.
Both are best with shelter from the harshest late afternoon sun. This shade could be provided by a structure, a wall, larger plants or  tree(s).
    Partial to full sun
    Watering Needs:
    Water needs: Moderate
    Water regularly; do not over water.