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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.