Hibiscus syriacus 'Oiseau Bleu'

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Hibiscus syriacus 'Oiseau Bleu'

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2 litre pot £14.99
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<ul><li><b>Position:</b> full sun<li><b>Soil:</b> humus-rich, moist but well-drained, neutral to slightly alkaline soil<li><b>Rate of growth:</b> average to fast-growing<li><b>Flowering period:</b> August to October<li><b>Hardiness:</b> fully hardy<br><br>A late flowering shrub that comes into its own when others are looking tired, this has large, trumpet-shaped, bright blue flowers 8cm (3in) across with red centres from late summer to mid-autumn. The leaves are pretty too, three lobed, dark green and very distinctive. This deciduous shrub has an exotic feel to it, but is just at home in a herbaceous border as it is in a tropical-style garden. It is best planted in a sunny spot as it does need a long, hot summer to flower well. It has one limitation - the new foliage doesn't appear until late spring.<br><br><li><b>Garden care:</b> To encourage a bushy habit prune young plants hard in late spring. After pruning apply a generous 5-7cm mulch of well-rotted garden compost or manure around the base of the plant. Little or no pruning is needed when established except to remove dead or diseased branches in late winter or early spring. In colder areas, shrubs might need a winter mulch.</li></ul>

  • Position: full sun
  • Soil: humus-rich, moist but well-drained, neutral to slightly alkaline soil
  • Rate of growth: average to fast-growing
  • Flowering period: August to October
  • Hardiness: fully hardy

    A late flowering shrub that comes into its own when others are looking tired, this has large, trumpet-shaped, bright blue flowers 8cm (3in) across with red centres from late summer to mid-autumn. The leaves are pretty too, three lobed, dark green and very distinctive. This deciduous shrub has an exotic feel to it, but is just at home in a herbaceous border as it is in a tropical-style garden. It is best planted in a sunny spot as it does need a long, hot summer to flower well. It has one limitation - the new foliage doesn't appear until late spring.

  • Garden care: To encourage a bushy habit prune young plants hard in late spring. After pruning apply a generous 5-7cm mulch of well-rotted garden compost or manure around the base of the plant. Little or no pruning is needed when established except to remove dead or diseased branches in late winter or early spring. In colder areas, shrubs might need a winter mulch.

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"The best single-blue, brought to life by a dark reddish-purple iridescent eye surrounding a cream centre - for late-summer pleasure seekers"

rather disappointing but it is promising

3

Small plant but healthy. Only 1 flower last summer but am hoping for good growth and more flowers this summer.

RCBV

Hampshire

Yes

I would buy this plant again

4

Sent as a thank you gift to Devon.....very well received, delighted with colour and quality of plant for garden.

Mrs TP

Richmond

Yes

Beautiful plant

5

Plant arrived in great condition and flowered all summer. Really beautiful!

Alfie

Wadebridge

Yes

I would recommend this plant

5

This is a superb plant for large mixed border

oapliz

Dorset

Yes

Thriving

4

Thriving in a large pot until we decide where to plant it permanently.

Rasdhoo

Kent

Yes

Hibiscus

5

My friend fell in love with my neighbours plant and wanted one

doguser2000

Leigh Lancashire

Yes

Hibiscus syriacus'Oiseau Bleu'

4.3 6

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Can you please provide me with some further suggestions of evergreen shrubs (preferably ones that flower) that will be able to be planted at the base of this hibiscus. Thank you

melissah31

Hello, I would certainly consider the Hebes - please click on the following link to go straight to them http://www.crocus.co.uk/search/_/search.hebe/sort.0/ and perhaps a low-growing Ceanothus such as Ceanothus thyrsiflorus var. repens, which will give you earlier flowers http://www.crocus.co.uk/plants/_/ceanothus-thyrsiflorus-var-repens/classid.727/

helen

I planted 2 of these plants last year & there doesn`t appear to be any flowers coming on either plant. It has got plenty of new growth. Does the hibiscus generally flower the first year?

Sandie

Hello there There are a number of reasons why plants don't flower including too much shade or not enough water or nutrients, and Hibiscus particularly need a sunny spot, and lots of hot sunshine to flower. Also it could be caused by the plants putting on new root growth instead of focusing their energies on producing flowers, but given time and the right conditions, there is no reason why they won't flower. You can often give them a bit of a push by feeding during the growing season with a high potash fertiliser. Hope this helps

Georgina

Hibiscus size? Hello, You are selling Hibiscus in a 3 litre pot -I want to know how tall the actual plant is when despatched please. Many thanks

Hello There, These will be around 30-45cm tall in a 3lt pot. I hope this helps. Helen Plant Doctor

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Hibiscus I have a three year old Hibiscus in a pot in my summerhouse. The first year there were masses of blooms, in the second very few, and this year I have plenty of buds but the leaves are turning yellow and dropping . Could you give me tips as to a cure? Donald

Donald

It sounds as if your Hibiscus may be suffering from a lack of fertiliser. This would certainly explain the lack of flowers and yellowing leaves. Plants growing in pots need to be fertilised on a regular basis as their roots cannot reach out into the soil to find their own nutrients. You can feed them by either sprinkling the surface of the compost with a slow-release fertiliser in spring, or by using a liquid feed throughout the summer.

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