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Cranberry Hibiscus in the GardenTags plant encyclopedia

Hibiscus acetosella

 

Cranberry Hibiscus

Cranberry Hibiscus is a striking plant with bronze-green leaves that resemble a maple leaf. Ideal for borders and hedges. Mature Height and Spread to 1.8m.Fast growing, it requires full and well-drained soil. Water: Fairly drought tolerant. Blooms are pink in colour.

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plant Features
  • Cranberry Hibiscus likes full sun

    Full sun

  • Cranberry Hibiscus likes occasional watering

    Occasional watering

  • Cranberry Hibiscus is full frost hardy: 5f (-15°c)

    Full Frost Hardy: 5F (-15°C)

  • Cranberry Hibiscus likes free draining and fertile

    Free draining and fertile

 
plant information

Common name

Cranberry Hibiscus

Latin name

Hibiscus acetosella

type

Evergreens

family

Malvaceae

ph

5.0 - 7.5 Acid - Neutral

  • Light

    Cranberry Hibiscus likes full sun

    Full sun

  • Frost

    Cranberry Hibiscus is full frost hardy: 5f (-15°c)

    Full Frost Hardy: 5F (-15°C)

  • Soil

    Cranberry Hibiscus likes free draining and fertile

    Free draining and fertile

  • Water

    Cranberry Hibiscus likes occasional watering

    Occasional watering

Plant & bloom calendar

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    Best time to plant
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    When the plant will bloom

full grown dimensions

The size of a fully grown Cranberry Hibiscus is 1.80meters x 1.80meters 1.80 M 1.80 M

Hibiscus acetosella

Cranberry Hibiscus is a striking plant with bronze-green leaves that resemble a maple leaf. Ideal for borders and hedges. Mature Height and Spread to 1.8m.Fast growing, it requires full and well-drained soil. Water: Fairly drought tolerant. Blooms are pink in colour.


Planting young plants

From Early Spring TO Early Spring

Plant out when seedlings are large enough to handle. They are very easy to transplant. As Red-leaf hibiscus is tender, ensure temperatures are mild enough to plant out - wait until after your last frost date to be on the safe side.

 

Propagation by seed

From Early Spring TO Early Spring

May start in pots or directly in the garden. Soaking overnight in water will speed germination. Try to aim for a seed spacing of at least 5.94 inches (15.24 cm) and sow at a depth of around 0.2 inches (0.51 cm). Soil temperature should be kept higher than 22°C / 72°F to ensure good germination.

 

Planting

From Early Spring TO Late Winter

Look under the individual varieties for planting guidelines

 

Flowering

From Early Spring TO Late Autumn

Flowers are generally funnel-shaped and are showy but short lived.

 
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