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Shot growing wild in Whitnal Park…Hales Corners, WI
Featured in “One Single Flower” 1-8-2011
Featured in “The World As We See It, or as we missed it” 1-8-2011
Red Heart Hibiscus, Hibiscus syriacus ‘Red Heart’, is an upright growing shrub with large, single, saucer shaped flowers of pure white with a scarlet center. Flowers bloom from July until frost. This xeriscape plant is a vigorous, upright, vase-shaped, deciduous shrub that may be massed, planted in groups, used as a specimen, a foundation plant, or shrub borders. Red Heart Hibiscus can also be used as a hedge or screen. It has no serious insect or disease problems. Annual pruning back will result in increased shoot vigor and larger flowers. It is adaptable to a wide range of soil conditions and tolerant of full sun to partial shade. These small, erect trees have numerous upright branches, which should be pruned back heavily in the early spring. Mature height of 8-12’ with a mature spread of 6-8’.