- Botanical Name:Hibiscus syriacus ‘Bluebird’
- Height:6 – 8 feet
- Spacing:4 – 5 feet
- Depth:Dig a hole twice the size of the pot. Plant at the same depth it is in the pot. Water thoroughly.
- Spread:4 – 5 feet
- Light Required:Full Sun, Partial Shade
- Color:Azure Blue with a Red-Purple throat.
- Size:4″ Pot
- Blooms:Mid Summer, Late Summer, Fall
- Flower Form:Open, saucer-shaped flowers, 3 – 5″ across, have overlapping petals.
- Soil Requirements:Prefers well-drained soil, but will tolerate heavier soils.
- Growth Rate:Medium
- Pruning:Prune to shape or rejuvenate an old plant. Remove dead or broken branches. Early spring to midsummer.
- Foliage:Strong green, maple-like, deeply toothed along margins. Foliage appears in mid spring.
- Comments:Does best in full sun. Will tolerate light shade but will not flower as well.
This vigorous shrub produces loads of lavender-blue and burgundy flowers from midsummer to frost. An impressive, colorful hedge, Bluebird Hibiscus also makes a wonderful border, foundation plant and specimen. Zones 4-9.