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Hibiscus schizopetalus, Coral Hibiscus, Skeleton Hibiscus, Chinese Lantern, Japanese Lantern, Fringed Hibiscus

Hibiscus schizopetalus

Coral Hibiscus, Skeleton Hibiscus, Chinese Lantern, Japanese Lantern, Fringed Hibiscus
Family: Malvaceae
Origin: Tropical East Africa
USDA Zone: 10-11
Large shrub 5-10 ftFull sunSemi-shadeKeep soil moistRed/crimson/vinous flowersAttracts butterflies, hummingbirdsSubtropical, cold hardy at least to 30s F for a short timeSeaside, salt tolerant plant

A weeping tree hibiscus. Grows rapidly and blooms freely. Flowers look like parachutes and can be recognized by the fringed and lacy petals which are bent backward. It has slender and gracefully curved stems. It will reach about 6 to 8 feet with a spread of 5 to 6 feet. It is a very fast grower. It gets very large in pots, so one needs to prune it often to keep a desired form. Pruning also helps to keep a abundance of flowers, since flower are formed on new wood. Blooms sporadically all year long.


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Hibiscus schizopetalus - Coral Hibiscus

Coral Hibiscus, Skeleton Hibiscus. A weeping tree hibiscus, rare and hard to find. Grows rapidly and blooms freely. Flowers look like parachutes and can be recognized by the fringed and lacy petals which are bent backward. It has slender and gracefully curved stems. Can be trainer into a showy standard.

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Grown in
6"/1 gal pot
In stock
$27.95