Hibiscus 'Hamabo' - ShrubHibiscus syriacus 'Hamabo'
Hibiscus syriacus ‘Hamabo’ has an upright growing habit and can be used as a solitary tree. New flowers in a beautiful pale pink colour appear incessantly from July well into autumn. The leaves are shiny and bright green. This hibiscus variety ‘Hamabo’ can grow to about 1.5 metres high and is also suitable for small gardens. Height supplied 15-20 cm.Show more
Planting and flowering details
Show moreMake sure that the root ball of the Hibiscus syriacus ‘Hamabo’ is moistened well by soaking it in a bucket of lukewarm water. Prepare a large planting hole and loosen the soil. Place hibiscus at the right depth in the planting hole. The top of the roots should be just below the ground level. Fill the planting hole with soil and press firmly. Water immediately after planting. Hibiscus syriacus ‘Hamabo’ grows well in nutritious soil, improve garden soil with some compost and granulated cow manure. Give this shrub a spot in full sun. You can also plant the hibiscus in a large pot.
Hibiscus combinedHibiscus syriacus ‘Hamabo’ flowers a little later in the summer, a fantastic colourful shrub for this period. The large flowers look so amazing when combined with the Bluebeard (Caryopteris clandonensis) and the panicle hydrangea ‘Pink Big Head’.
Show moreHibiscus syriacus ‘Hamabo’ requires very little maintenance. The shrub likes a reasonably moist rich soil. Water more often during warm periods, especially if the hibiscus is growing in a flower pot. By cutting away the faded flowers it will encourage even more flowers on your hibiscus. We recommend regularly adding plant food to the irrigation water in the summer.
Pruning hibiscusHeavy pruning is not required for this deciduous bush. For a compact crown you can prune the garden hibiscus in October. Cut all branches of the faded flowers about 30 cm back to keep the shape of the shrub.
Show moreThe rich flowering Hibiscus syriacus ‘Hamabo’ has striking, pale pink flowers with a dark red heart. The garden hibiscus is the only winter hardy species within this genus of plants and is also called ‘Althea bush’ or ‘September rose’.