Painted Lady Hibiscus Tree

Product Description

The Painted Lady Hibiscus Tree is as gorgeous as it is easy to care for!

Hibiscus rosa sinensis ‘Painted Lady’ is the perfect tropical specimen tree for tropical and subtropical gardens. Beginning late spring until fall, the large, pink flower blossoms will open up profusely to provide continuous hibiscus blooms throughout the growing season. The hibiscus flowers are large, rosy pink red in color with dark red throats and central pistils and stamen.

Contrasting the reblooming flower buds is dark green foliage that stays evergreen in most warm climates. In cooler climates, it is considered deciduous or semi-evergreen as the green leaves may drop for winter. This sun loving shrub is commonly called Chinese Hibiscus, or Rose Mallow Hibiscus.

The tropical hibiscus tree’s flowers will attract pollinators such as butterflies, hummingbirds, and bees to your garden. Use this hardy hibiscus tree to line sidewalks, create a focal point as a specimen tree, or plant in containers as a patio accent tree.

Hibiscus Plant Care

Plant hibiscus trees across the United States in USDA plant hardiness zones 9-11. It can tolerate the spring, summer, and fall months in colder zones but it will need to be protected or brought indoors near a sunny window for the winter cold weather. Grow tropical hibiscus indoors only when the weather is not suiting outside. It does require at least 6-8 hours of sunlight to thrive. Move the potted plant outdoors when the weather warms up in spring. Hibiscus performs best with full sun but can tolerate partial shade. Protect from strong winds.

Well draining soil that is slightly acidic or commercial potting mix that is rich in organic matter is best. A slow release fertilizer applied during early spring will encourage flower production and a thick layer of mulch will help to retain moisture during times of drought. It does require more frequent watering during the summer months to establish a strong root system. Keep the potting soil moist when watering your hibiscus especially if it’s a potted hibiscus species and it is newly planted.

If you experience leaves turning yellow on your tropical hibiscus plant, look into the watering habits. Yellow leaves indicate too little or excess water as the perennial plant grows. Too much water can cause root rot and can kill the plant. Make sure to choose a pot with a drainage hole.

The Painted Lady Hibiscus size is up to 6-10 feet tall and 3-5 feet wide as a mature tree. It has an upright growth habit. This pink hibiscus plant has already been pruned into a small tree from its flowering shrub form. You can perform other pruning cuts to maintain the desired height and size you would like on your flowering plant. Prune any diseased or dead branches and shape the side branches accordingly when they start to grow wild.

This ornamental flowering tree is low maintenance, heat tolerant, and easy to grow. It is also deer resistant. The colorful blooms make a perfect tropical planting or cut flowers!

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Botanical Name

Hibiscus rosa-sinensis 'Painted Lady'

Sunlight Full Sun / Partial Shade
Flower Color Pink
Foliage Color Green
Mature Height 6-10 ft
Mature Width 3-5 ft
Growing Zones 8, 9, 10, 11 Growing Zones
Special Features
  • Tropical reblooming flowers
  • Low maintenance
  • Attracts pollinators

Shipping Info

Once your Painted Lady Hibiscus Tree order is placed, we will ship your plant(s) within seven business days year round unless during the checkout process you request otherwise in the space provided to do so.

Perfect Plants’ shipping specialists carefully package your plants using a proven packaging method that ensures your plants arrive healthy, colorfully alive and ready to flourish. We’ve coined the term ‘upside down box test’ and we do just that; we carefully package so that regardless of the direction your box is handled, it will not harm your precious plant that’s inside.

upside down test

No shipping process is without a problem from time to time. On rare occasions some plants may experience some of the following during their transit: drooping, minor leaf-loss and/or minimal yellowing/discoloration, minor limb damage, etc. These instances are quite rare, but can happen when shipping plants in boxes.

Plants normally recover within a few weeks after planting. If a damaged box has injured your plant on the inside, please notify us within 5 days of receiving you package(s) by emailing us a photograph of the damage.

We always do our very best to ensure that your plants are packed and shipped in the safest, gentlest and most effective way possible.

Will my plants and trees look like the photographs?

Absolutely! Unlike other online nurseries, our photos are of actual plants and trees we’ve grown here, on our family operated nursery.

our story Lloyd nurseryGrowing our own plants and trees helps to ensure we ship you the best quality plants that are free of pests and diseases.

Your plants and trees may however not ship with flowers on them, like the photographs. This all depends on the time of year you buy your plant or tree. Crape Myrtle trees, for example, only bloom during the summer months, so if you purchase one during the spring or fall, they would ship without flowers. Once planted, your plants will grow and thrive giving you flowers for many years to come!

Pot Sizes

Pot sizes (commonly referred to in gallons) are shipped in the same size nursery trade pots which may vary in actual volume. Some plants may have been at the approximate pot size listed, but require excess dirt to be removed so that you will not be paying any additional shipping costs. This doesn’t happen very often though.

Shipping Fees

Our shipping charges are based on the value of your order.  Please use the chart below to see what your shipping charge will be.

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Care

Choose a planting location that offers adequate sunlight and shade in a low traffic area. Allow proper clearance for the mature growth size. Well-drained soil is ideal. Water regularly for the first planted year to ensure adequate water is available for establishing a strong root system. Prune as necessary to remove any damaged or dead foliage and to promote a well-balanced structure.

Planting Instructions:

Dig a hole approximately twice as wide as your new plant’s root ball and deep enough so that the top of the root ball is equal with the ground level.

Loosen the root ball using a small garden spade or by hand. Breaking smaller outer roots can encourage growth into the new soil, but take care to not damage large primary roots.

Place the plant in the hole and ensure that it is situated evenly upright.  Use the excavated soil to fill in around the root ball, using your foot to pack it in firmly. Thoroughly soak with a hose as you fill in the dirt. Take great care to not leave any gaps or air spaces around the root ball as this could kill the plant.

A 2-4 inch layer of mulch is strongly recommended to help retain moisture and discourage weed growth. Apply mulch over the entire planting area but keep away from the stems or trunk by a few inches. Ensure that the plant and surrounding soil is completely soaked with water.

To ensure the proper nutrients are available for the life of your plant our proprietary Perfect Plants Special Blend Soil and a once yearly application of Nutricote Total 360 Fertilizer are great considerations for your new plants!

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