Hibiscus splendens
“Pink Hollyhock Tree”

Photo (right) by Strange Wonderful Things

The Queen of the Hibiscus tribe and the inspiration of much plant lust! We are the only nursery in the universe (slight exaggeration here) to offer this RARE, exclusive and “splendid” shrub Hibiscus from Australia, which exemplifies super-girly flower-flooziness in all its glory. Its flowers can reach a ginormous 6” across - red centered with bubble gum pink petals. It weathers drought very well and stays evergreen, although it is only marginally frost hardy (to 26° F). It can reach 20’ tall, but tends to look best when kept pruned to about 6’x6’ with a nice, rounded habit. When it blooms it’s sure to make you go weak in the knees, as well-grown plants have been known to produce bloom in such abundance that the leaves are barely visible! Va-va-voom! Good soil for best show, of course.

Annie

Full Sun
  Average Water 
Perennial Shrub
USDA Zones 9-10