Can I plant a Hibscus Tree in Upstae New York - Knowledgebase Question

Albion, NY (Zone 5B)
Question by cindyjanus
May 26, 2007
I need help, can I plant a Hibscus Tree in Upstate New York


Image
Answer from NGA
May 26, 2007

0

The Hibiscus syriacus or summer blooming Rose of Sharon shrub is considered winter hardy to zone 5. According to your zip code you are gardening in zone 5B or the warmer part of zone 5. It should be reliably winter hardy for you if planted in a spot with protection from sweeping winter winds and in well drained soil, meaning not in a soggy low spot.

The tropical hibiscus (Hibiscus rosa-sinensis) sold as a summer patio plant or houseplant would not be winter hardy for you outdoors in the landscape. It should not be exposed to temperatures below about 55 degrees.

You must be signed in before you can post questions or answers. Click here to join!

« Return to the Garden Knowledgebase Homepage

Member Login:

Username:

Password:

[ Join now ]

Today's site banner is by Paul2032 and is called "Daisy with bug"