Plant Encyclopedia

French Cabaret™ Blush Hibiscus - Tree Form

Hibiscus syriacus 'Mindoub1'

Learn more

The Landscaper's 

AVN succeeds by helping you & your business succeed.

  • 6 Locations

  • Plant Experts

  • +100 years in the industry

  • +2000 Plants

French Cabaret Blush Hibiscus in tree form

Discover More Information On French Cabaret™ Blush Hibiscus - Tree Form

French Cabaret™ Blush Hibiscus in tree form is a knockout standard with sterile double flowers. Dark pink flower buds open to a delicate blush pink with shades of white. Large, double pom-pom flowers bloom profusely from July to October. French Cabaret™ - Tree Form is heat tolerant, drought tolerant, and adapted to alkaline soils. Bred by Minier Nursery in France.

Plant Attributes

The French Cabaret™ Blush Hibiscus - Tree Form is a stunning specimen of the Hibiscus genus known for its delightful display of blush pink blossoms that lend a charming touch to any landscape. Renowned for its ability to stand in an upright tree-like shape, this Hibiscus plant is a perfect choice for garden enthusiasts who seek to add an element of height and depth to their gardens.

The plant stands tall at around 5 to 6 feet in height, forming a well-defined, almost symmetrical canopy that presents an attractive display, especially when in bloom. The large, eye-catching blossoms appear from mid-summer to early fall, typically reaching diameters of 7 to 8 inches. Each flower is characterized by a rosy blush hue, with a reddish center that tapers off into delicate veins running along the petals. They stand out magnificently against the backdrop of the plant's glossy, deep-green foliage, attracting hummingbirds and butterflies to the garden.

The French Cabaret™ Blush Hibiscus - Tree Form prefers full sun exposure to part shade, and does best in well-draining soil conditions. It requires regular watering, especially in dry periods, but care should be taken not to over-water as this can lead to root rot. This plant is a deciduous variety, which means it loses its leaves in the winter, but the bare structure itself is still quite an aesthetic sight, and it regrows foliage and flowers with renewed vigor come spring.

Landscape Use

The French Cabaret™ Blush Hibiscus - Tree Form can be used in a variety of ways in landscaping due to its striking tree-like appearance, stunning blush flowers, and hardy nature. Here are some of the key ways this plant can be utilized:

  1. Specimen Plant: Its lush, full form and vibrant flowers make it an excellent specimen or focal point in a garden. Whether it's the centerpiece of a garden or positioned in a corner, it draws the eye with its towering height and large, showy blossoms.
  2. Border Planting: When used as a border or boundary plant, it can add an element of privacy and create a natural, green fence. Planted in a row, the French Cabaret™ Blush Hibiscus can form a beautiful, informal hedge.
  3. Container Planting: This hibiscus can also be planted in large pots or containers, making it an ideal choice for patios, decks, or balconies. This allows for easy movement of the plant if necessary, for example, to protect it from extreme weather conditions.
  4. Wildlife Garden: As it attracts hummingbirds and butterflies, it can be used in a wildlife garden to draw these creatures for pollination and viewing pleasure.
  5. Tropical-Themed Landscapes: The French Cabaret™ Blush Hibiscus's exotic, tropical appearance makes it a fitting addition to a tropical-themed landscape, enhancing the overall aesthetic and creating a vacation-like feel in your backyard.
  6. Near Water Features: This plant can also thrive near water features such as ponds or fountains, adding a sense of height and vibrant color to these areas.

In all these uses, remember to give the French Cabaret™ Blush Hibiscus - Tree Form enough space to grow and develop its iconic tree form without obstruction, as crowding can stunt growth and impede its natural shape. Its landscape potential is tremendous, and with the right care and positioning, it can truly transform your outdoor space.

Planting & Care

Planting and taking care of the French Cabaret™ Blush Hibiscus - Tree Form involves a series of steps to ensure the health and vitality of the plant. Here is a general guide:


  1. When to Plant: The best time to plant the French Cabaret™ Blush Hibiscus is in the early spring or fall, when temperatures are mild.
  2. Selecting a Site: Choose a location with full sun to part shade. The plant prefers at least six hours of sunlight each day. The site should also have good drainage to prevent waterlogged conditions.
  3. Soil Preparation: The soil should be well-drained, preferably rich in organic matter. The pH should be neutral to slightly acidic. If your soil is heavy clay or sandy, amend it with compost or organic matter to improve its structure and nutrient content.
  4. Planting the Tree: Dig a hole that is twice as wide and just as deep as the root ball of the plant. Place the plant in the hole, making sure the top of the root ball is level with the ground. Backfill the hole with the soil, firming it gently around the root ball.


  1. Watering: Water the plant thoroughly after planting, and then regularly thereafter. Hibiscus plants prefer consistently moist soil, but it should not be waterlogged. In the summer months or during drought conditions, the plant may need to be watered more frequently.
  2. Fertilizing: Feed your French Cabaret™ Blush Hibiscus - Tree Form with a slow-release, balanced fertilizer in early spring and again in midsummer. Hibiscus plants need a good amount of nutrients to produce their large, spectacular flowers.
  3. Pruning: Pruning should be done in late winter or early spring. Remove any dead, damaged, or diseased branches. You can also trim the plant to maintain its tree-like shape. Pruning can also encourage fuller growth and more prolific blooming.
  4. Pest and Disease Control: Monitor the plant for common pests like aphids and spider mites. If infestation occurs, use a mild insecticidal soap or consult with a local nursery for treatment options. Fungal diseases can be prevented by ensuring the plant is not waterlogged and has good air circulation.
  5. Winter Care: In colder regions, you might need to provide some winter protection. Mulch around the base of the tree to protect the roots from freezing temperatures. If grown in a pot, consider moving it indoors or to a sheltered location during the cold months.

With proper planting and care, the French Cabaret™ Blush Hibiscus - Tree Form can thrive and provide a stunning addition to your garden.

Additional Information

Interested in

French Cabaret™ Blush Hibiscus - Tree Form


Plant Features

  • Height: 5-8'
  • Width: 4-7'
  • Hardiness Zone: Full Sun
  • Heat Zone: 8
  • Exposure: Full Sun
  • Habit: Upright

Interested in a particular plant or have questions?
Please don't hesitate to contact us via this form or email, and we will reply as soon as possible.

Message sent! Thank you.

An error has occurred somewhere and it is not possible to submit the form. Please try again later or contact us via email.