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

Posted by chloe92us 10A (My Page) on
Fri, Aug 6, 10 at 7:25

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

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

~ Robin


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

Is it this?

Here is a link that might be useful: Japanese Hibiscus


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

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: hibiscus image


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Hibiscus 'La France'

I think this must be it!

Here is a link that might be useful: Hibiscus La France


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

hibiscus rosa-sinensis
cultivar: la france

wow, took a while to find it!


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

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


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

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


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