Hibiscus

Hibiscus bojerianus

Family: Malvaceae (mal-VAY-see-ee) (Info)
Genus: Hibiscus (hi-BIS-kus) (Info)
Species: bojerianus
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Sun Exposure:

Full Sun

Bloom Color:

Red

Bloom Time:

Late Winter/Early Spring

Mid Spring

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Foliage Color:

Blue-Green

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Regional

This plant has been said to grow in the following regions:

Yorba Linda, California

Gardeners' Notes:

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On Apr 12, 2016, drpotato from Yorba Linda, CA wrote:

I bought this from my local arboretum, which specializes in finding rare specimens from Madagascar. They sold a couple of these, and I can't find their specimen in the arboretum. It seems to be extremely rare and not commonly cultivated.

It's not commonly cultivated likely because of its small red flowers that are much smaller than the flowers of more common hibiscus varieties. Whereas some hibiscus varieties can produce blooms the size of small plates, the flowers of this variety are closer to the size of thimbles. Compared to the other hibiscuses in my yard, it seems like a proto-hibiscus that seems to be more wild and less evolved.

It's growth habit is also much more narrow and tree-like than more common, bushy hibiscus plants. After 2 years, it is a... read more

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