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Plants and Zones

Here's a list of 12 plant varieties and their ideal situation for specific zones.

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tropical hibiscus tree has large pink flowers
Photo 11 of 12Hibiscus 'Anderson Crepe' or Tropical Hibiscus Tree needs protection from the afternoon sun.

Tropical Hibiscus Tree(11 of 12)

- Tropical evergreen tree-form plant with dark green leathery foliage and large pink flowers.
- Plant in morning sun with protection from the afternoon sun.
- Plant in average to moist soil; water when dry; fertilize monthly during growing season.
- Height: 7-15 feet
- Width: 6-8 feet
- Hardy in USDA zones 10-11

Zones 2-9: Grow as a container plant outdoors when temperatures are above 55 degrees; water when dry and feed monthly during the growing season; bring indoors and place in a bright window in colder weather.

Zones 10-11: Plant in spring; plant in morning sun/afternoon shade; provide supplemental water during dry spells; mulch to conserve moisture.

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