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Swamp Hibiscus ( coccinea?) salt tolerance

Posted by peterandanne 8b FL (My Page) on
Fri, Jun 24, 05 at 1:12

I had asked this question a couple of years ago. Now I can safely say that this hibiscus tolerates substantial salt. We live on a saltwater bayou. Planted two mature plants about three years ago. Since then they have repeatedly been submerged by high tides/hurricanes, and keep on coming. More conclusively, we saved seeds 12 months ago, and planted them , after 6 months in a dry land pot, in the same marshy, salt water bayou area - they are doing great!

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RE: Swamp Hibiscus ( coccinea?) salt tolerance

It's amazing how strong those plants are. I live 2 blocks from the beach, have them planted in basically sand, with little supplimental watering. This year the 2 y/o plants are already 6' tall and bushy.

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