One of the most spectacular bloomers in Central Florida with an abundance of colors. Suitable for Zones 9 -11, but will be killed to the ground in temperatures below 28 degrees. Shaping an Hibiscus presents a problem. If you trim it closely, it will set few flowers. If you let it grow freely, it will set many flowers but often looks unsightly. The compromise is to make occaisional deep cuts to keep the form and avoid just cutting the tips. Keep in mind that Hibiscus blooms on new wood. Blooms October through May. Any heavy pruning should be done in the Spring. Roots are shallow, so it needs mulching. Frequent, light fertilizing (3 or 4 times a year) is recommended.