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PlantFiles: Tropical Hibiscus
Hibiscus rosa-sinensis 'Ross Estey'

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Family: Malvaceae (mal-VAY-see-ee) (Info)
Genus: Hibiscus (hi-BIS-kus) (Info)
Species: rosa-sinensis (RO-sa-sy-NEN-sis) (Info)
Cultivar: Ross Estey
Additional cultivar information: (Bahama Bay Tropical Hibiscus series)
Hybridized by Schlueter

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2 members have or want this plant for trade.

Height:
6-8 ft. (1.8-2.4 m)
8-10 ft. (2.4-3 m)

Spacing:
36-48 in. (90-120 cm)
4-6 ft. (1.2-1.8 m)

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)

Sun Exposure:
Full Sun

Bloom Color:
Coral/Apricot

Bloom Time:
Mid Summer
Late Summer/Early Fall
Mid Fall
Blooms repeatedly

Foliage:
Evergreen

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)
7.6 to 7.8 (mildly alkaline)

Patent Information:
Non-patented

Propagation Methods:
From softwood cuttings
From semi-hardwood cuttings
From hardwood cuttings
By grafting

Seed Collecting:
N/A: plant does not set seed, flowers are sterile, or plants will not come true from seed

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Profile:

1 positive
No neutrals
No negatives

Gardeners' Notes:

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Positive hrsepwrbrat On Aug 28, 2004, hrsepwrbrat from Scott, LA wrote:

Beautiful, large flowers. Mine is sitting in afternoon sun. Loves water, pruning encourages quick new growth. Doesn't like torrential rains or clay soil. Recovers quickly once planted into a pot!

Regional...

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

Fremont, California
San Leandro, California
Ocala, Florida
Scott, Louisiana



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