Tropical–looking blooms you can't help but notice in the summer garden, thanks to the eye zone thrown into sharp relief against the white of the petals and green of the foliage. That's just one reason this hibiscus makes a fabulous specimen planting, it also grows to a mature height of 8–10' and boasts lush, handsome foliage. You can also plant several together, and create a gorgeous flowering hedge. Attracts butterflies and beneficial pollinators; rarely interests deer. You can get a head start with this one—we're shipping it now, more established and ready to go in the summer garden. Hibiscus syriacus 'Red Heart'
Planting InstructionsDig a hole deep enough to accommodate the roots without bending them. Top of bareroot plant should be just below the soil
Winter CareMulch +/- 2"
Flower Color:red, white
Flower FormLarge, saucer-shaped flowers
Soil RequirementPlants prefer evenly moist soil
Watering RequirementWater weekly, more often in extreme heat.
PruningNone, except to prune into desired form
Height/Habit8 - 10 feet
Unit of Measure1
Botanical NameHibiscus syriacus 'Red Heart'
Sun ExposureFull Sun
State RestrictionsAE AK GU HI PR
Spread5 - 6 feet
Spacing5 - 6 feet
Flowering DateSummer to fall
Planting InstructionsDig a hole large enough to give roots plenty of room. Build a mount at the bottom and place roots over it. Position the plant so the previous soil line is even with the ground level; the trunk will be darker in color below the original planting line.
Winter CareMulch first winter in Northern areas
Flower FormSingle white flowers with red eye
Foliage TypeStrong green, maple-like, deeply tooted along margins. Late leafing in spring.
Soil RequirementWell drained soil, very tolerant of a wide range of soils
PruningPrune to keep desired form / retain spherical shape. Early spring