This parmutabilis and syriacus cross has leaves that more resemble a field maple rather than Hibiscus but its floral display is unmistakeable. Large lilac / pink blooms are produced much earlier than more traditionally planted Hibiscus syriacus varieties and first emerge in July. The trick with Hibiscus is to prune back heavily in the winter as this encourages more spring growth. As the flowers are borne on new season wood you get more flowers for a greater period of time if the crown is reduced by up to 50% every winter when the tree is dormant.
This tree can also give you a surprise! Some years, when conditions are favourable the flower colour can vary to white with a dark throat. It is unknown whether this is soil or temperature related and sometimes both pink and white flowers can be present on the same tree. In all cases the show is amazing and this striking tree is a must for a small garden.
Hibiscus x Resi thrives on most free draining soils but benefits from a top dressing of general fertilizer every spring to enhance flower size and vigour. For glorious large blooms this tree is difficult to beat in a small garden.
Mature height: 3-5m
Barcham Trees are delivered using a local team of hauliers whom are well versed in transporting trees across the length and breadth of the UK. Our standard delivery is based upon sharing a delivery slot on one of our lorries and is calculated on a county by county basis.
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Free delivery is granted on the following order levels:
England, orders over £2,750
Wales, orders over £3,750
Scotland, orders over £4,750
Once you have completed your order online we will phone you to schedule in your delivery. On many occasions we are able to link in your order quickly but please allow up to 15 working days from the time of order to delivery as the worst case scenario.
Please note that all of our deliveries are made on Heavy Goods Vehicles, with our smallest available lorry generally being a 10 tonne vehicle. Deliveries are made to kerbside, or nearest reasonable access point and the lorry drivers are unable to move the trees once they are onsite.
For those of you ordering Instant trees, have special requirements or access limitations, please remember that throughout this process we are only a phone call away! Our experienced team of arborists are on hand to offer advice and can be contacted Monday to Friday between 9am - 5:30pm on 01353 720 950.
For further details of our delivery service and conditions, please visit our Delivery Service Advice page.