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Hibiscus acetosella 'Maple Sugar'

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Family: Malvaceae (mal-VAY-see-ee) (Info)
Genus: Hibiscus (hi-BIS-kus) (Info)
Species: acetosella (a-kee-TOE-sell-uh) (Info)
Cultivar: Maple Sugar
Additional cultivar information: (PP16286)
Hybridized by Mostul; Year of Registration or Introduction: 2004

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Height:
18-24 in. (45-60 cm)

Spacing:
18-24 in. (45-60 cm)

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

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1 neutral
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Gardeners' Notes:

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Positive eclecticgarden 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.

Neutral Erla 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?

Regional...

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



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