Weeping purple hibiscus tree- let's try this again!

chloe92us(10A Sarasota area)August 6, 2010

I've been seeing these "weeping" hibiscus trees everywhere lately- don't know why I've never noticed them before!

Their branches are long and hang down (weep), flowers are usually a lavender/ light purpley pink color, and they're always trimmed into a tree. Although they're everywhere here, I think they're beautiful! They must be drought tolerant too since I see them in parking lots.

Anyone have one? What is the name? How easy are they to grow? Thanks!

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oriole6(9b)

Could you be seeing Confederate Rose (hibiscus mutabilis) ?
A photo would help....

~ Robin

    Bookmark   August 6, 2010 at 8:25AM
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stuartwanda(N. Stuart)

Is it this?

Here is a link that might be useful: Japanese Hibiscus

    Bookmark   August 6, 2010 at 8:33AM
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chloe92us(10A Sarasota area)

No, it's not a Jap hibiscus. I found one pic online....is it just a regular tropical hibiscus???? Not sure how to post a link...but here goes...

The one in the photo is a young tree. As they mature the branches 'weep' and look very striking.

Here is a link that might be useful:

    Bookmark   August 6, 2010 at 8:51AM
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chloe92us(10A Sarasota area)

I think this must be it!

Here is a link that might be useful:

    Bookmark   August 6, 2010 at 8:58AM
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chloe92us(10A Sarasota area)

hibiscus rosa-sinensis
cultivar: la france

wow, took a while to find it!

    Bookmark   August 6, 2010 at 9:01AM
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mrs_tlc

Could it be a cranberry hibiscus? I have also heard of one called of "Roselle" (Hibiscus sabdariffa) that sounds like what you might be talking about. I bought some seeds for Roselle at a seminar at the Lee County Extension from a woman from floridanativeplantseeds.com

Here is a link that might be useful: cranberry hibiscus

    Bookmark   August 6, 2010 at 9:52PM
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singl2630_aol_com

If the leaves are burgundy then it is false roselle or cranberry hibiscus. If the leaves are green and the calyx is red then it is roselle. Hibiscus sabdariffa

    Bookmark   April 19, 2011 at 6:34PM
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