Cranberry Hibiscus is a short-lived perennial shrub that thrives in the South East Qld climate due to it prefering a warm and wet enviroment. The leaf colour is a deep cranberry red and looks wonderful as an ornamental in the garden. A very nutritious vegetable; the leaves are high in vitamins B3 (niacin), B2, A and C. Also high in protein and an excellent source of antioxidants and anthocyanins. Young leaves have a tart flavour, eaten either raw or cooked. As the leaves contain oxalic acid, cranberry hibiscus should not be eaten in large amounts - e.g. as the only raw green vegetable in a salad - or more than once a week.
Plant 60cms apart, the plant grows rapidly to 1.7mtrs high, leaves look similar to a Japanese maple. Prefers full sun but will grow in part shade. Ample watering, rich, well-drained fertile soil that is kept mulched. Reponds well to pruning, becomes a bushy shrub.
Pot Size 50mm
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This can be made up of any plants in-stock.