Hardiness: USDA Zone 9a: to -6.6 °C (20 °F) USDA Zone 9b: to -3.8 °C (25 °F) USDA Zone 10a: to -1.1 °C (30 °F) USDA Zone 10b: to 1.7 °C (35 °F) USDA Zone 11: above 4.5 °C (40 °F)
Sun Exposure: Full Sun
Bloom Color: Red
Bloom Time: Late Fall/Early Winter
Foliage: Grown for foliage Burgundy Dark/Black Bronze-Green Smooth-Textured
Other details: Average Water Needs; Water regularly; do not overwater
Soil pH requirements: 6.1 to 6.5 (mildly acidic) 6.6 to 7.5 (neutral)
Patent Information: Patented
Propagation Methods: From softwood cuttings
Seed Collecting: Allow seedheads to dry on plants; remove and collect seeds Wear gloves to protect hands when handling seeds N/A: plant does not set seed, flowers are sterile, or plants will not come true from seed
On Feb 22, 2013, eclecticgarden from North Port, FL (Zone 9b) wrote:
I have had much success with this plant, it seems to be in bloom most of the year. It is gorgeous and anyone who sees it wants it. Sugar Maple hibiscus needs no care other than a good pruning to keep the height down and make it more compact.
On Oct 23, 2007, Erla from Independence, OR wrote:
I was in So. California and saw, fell in love with, and purchased the Maple Sugar Hibiscus. I am confused about the hardiness of this plant. The Armstrong Nursery where I purchased it said they have difficulty keeping it alive down to 40 or 45 degrees. I have read other websites that call it an annual except in Zone 9 and warmer. Now on this site it says it is hardy to Zone 8 which would allow me to plant it outside here in Oregon. But, I'm a little hesitant to do so. Any comments?
This plant has been said to grow in the following regions:
Mobile, Alabama Bradenton, Florida De Land, Florida Jacksonville, Florida Juno Beach, Florida North Port, Florida Shady Hills, Florida Tallahassee, Florida Taos, Missouri Mesilla Park, New Mexico Breckenridge, Oklahoma North Augusta, South Carolina Amarillo, Texas Belton, Texas Brookside Village, Texas Castroville, Texas Missouri City, Texas Pearland, Texas