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Hi all,

I have been given this shrub or tree to replant. I'm having difficult in identifying it, and was wondering how to properly care for it. Can anyone offer any assistance?











  • pansyfacepansyface Posts: 22,704

    Maybe some kind of hibiscus.

    Apophthegm -  a big word for a small thought.
    If you live in Derbyshire, as I do.
  • Hostafan1Hostafan1 Posts: 34,735

    I'd go with hibiscus too. Looks like it might be a red one, maybe Woodbridge?

  • lydiaannlydiaann Posts: 298

    Definitely hibiscus.  I'd give it shelter from the north and east, as they don't generally survive below freezing.  Having said that, in the lee of a north wall, with sufficient underplanting to provide extra shelter, it should do well.  Alkaline to neutral well-drained soil.  Won't do too well in the east or north-east unless well sheltered.  Otherwise, in a large container and bring it in in the winter. 

  • Thanks for your response just looked think you are right

  • I think someone ought to tell my mothers hibiscus that it shouldn't be doing well in east Yorkshire , its been in her garden quite exposed for 7 or 8 years now and flowers well at the end of every summer , it gets no special treatment , my mum is a stick it in and see type of gardener

  • how high would they grow if not prunned

  • Hi

    I think it looks very like a tree peony and they're fairly hardy depending on the species


  • nutcutletnutcutlet Posts: 27,354

    I'm not familiar enough with hibiscus to comment.

    I am familiar with tree paeonies and that isn't one. 

    In the sticks near Peterborough
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