Red Hibiscus (Hibiscus rosa-sinensis)


Red Hibiscus

Hibiscus rosa-sinensis

Native to East Asia, it is easy to fall in love with the tropical flowers of Red Hibiscus. The flowers of this Hibiscus rosa-sinensis are a beautiful red hue, and since they do not need to be placed in water once cut, people like to wear the flowers in their hair. You can even eat the flowers raw or cooked! Tropical hibiscus has been in cultivation for centuries and is easily one of the most colorful flowering shrubs. They have a dense, or loose and open growth habit with glossy green leaves rounding out this showstopper. We like to use them as a screen, espalier or in a decorative pot. These are great plants to bring the look of the tropics to your garden in Houston.

Red Hibiscus like to grow in a location with plenty of full sun exposure, so we like to plant them in sunny beds and borders too. They have low to moderate watering needs once established, and pruning in the spring will have mature plants thriving. Fertilizing regularly during the growing season is best, so be sure to pick up your fertilizer at Big Tex Tree Nurseries. We have the ideal fertilizers available for treating Houston’s dense soil!

We take pride in growing the most beautiful and healthiest Red Hibiscus in Texas. We are the growers that have been growing them from our premium quality specimens for over 20 years. We can assure their quality! Visit any of our locations throughout Houston, and we will help you handpick the perfect shrubs, trees, and plants for the perfect spot in your yard!