Hibiscus sinosyriacus

Also known as:

  • Chinese Tree Mallow

Plant Type

tree, shrub

Zones

6a-9b

Size

H:8'
W:4'

Growing Conditions

Soil Needs:

average, well-drained, rich

Water Needs:

even moisture, regular

Sun Exposure:

sun

Features

Flower Color:

red, lavender

Foliage Color:

green

Wildlife:

hummingbirds

Flower Season:

summer

Texture:

glossy

Foliage Season:

deciduous

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This virtually unknown Chinese species is genetically situated between Hibiscus paramutabilis and Hibiscus syriacus (Rose of Sharon). The 8' tall stems remain woody and are clothed during the growing season with glossy, dark green, maple-like leaves. The stems are adorned with 4" widely cupped lavender flowers, highlighted by a bright red central blotch, from June through the summer. If you get bored with your plant, various parts can be used as a diuretic, an expectorant, or to reduce bloody stools. I often have those when I sit too close while weeding around my agaves.

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