How to grow Cottonwood hibiscus

Cottonwood hibiscus growing small tree or shrub of the genus Hibiscus also known as Sea hibiscus or Hibiscus tiliaceus, Cottonwood hibiscus perennial evergreen plant, its edible and medical mostly used as ornamental fragrant plant and can be bonsai, can grow in tropic, mediterranean or subtropical climate and growing in hardiness zone 10+

Leaves edible the color can be: green, red, white the leaves can be variegate, the leaf in heart shape.

Cottonwood hibiscus flowers

Flower edible and fragrant the color can be yellow and after become mature the color changed to red.

Root and bark also edible.

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Requirements for Cottonwood hibiscus growing and care:

Sandy, well drain soil, no more than light frost

What is the best way to start growing?
Plant / Seed / Vegetative Reproduction

Is it necessary to use vegetative reproduction?
Yes to get the same as the parent

Difficulties or problems when growing:

Recommended planting season?
All year

Pests and diseases:

Pruning season:
All year

How to prune:
For design

Size of the plant?
3-10 m, 10-30 feet

Growth speed in optimal condition:
Fast growing / Medium growing

Water requirement:
Small amount of water / Average amount of water

Light conditions in optimal condition for growing:
Full Sun / Half Shade / Full Shade

Is it possible to grow as houseplant?

Growing is also possible in a planter /flowerpot / containers:

Blooming information

Bloom season:
Spring / Summer

General information about the flower
Yellow flowers and after become mature the color changed to red

Pollination is done by:

Uses of Cottonwood hibiscus flower:
Raw, cooked

Edible leaves

Leaves harvesting season:
All year

How to harvest the leaves?
After it’s establish cut freely

Information about leaves:
heart shape leaf in color green, red, white the leaves can be variegate

Uses of Cottonwood hibiscus leaves:
Raw, cooked, stuffed

Scientific name:

Hibiscus tilliaceus

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Culinary Uses

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