Are there different colors you can choose from for a Hibiscus Bush?
Yes, hibiscus, both tropical and hardy, come in several colors. They tend to be warmer colors, like shades of reds, yellows and oranges as well as white.
How big does a Hibiscus bush get?
It depends on the variety, but most, in the correct environment, can get to 6-8 feet.
I trimmed two hibiscus bushes last spring (we live in southern Iowa, and I think it was probably late May) and neither of them has bloomed since then. Is there anything I can do so that they will bloom again? Any idea what I might have done wrong?
You may have pruned a bit too late in the season and trimmed off the developing flower buds. In the future, do not prune after the beginning of May. If you follow this, they will bloom fine next year.
I am from West Michigan and I bought this hibiscus tree (approximately 1. 5 feet tall) on clearance the end of this summer. I'm not positive what kind, but tropical for sure. I've tried to research exactly what we should do with it over winter, and I haven't come across definitive answers. Please help! This is my first year as a homeowner and gardener. We sort of got way ahead of ourselves and didn't realize all these plants have such 'requirements', but even with clearance sales, we still spent tons of money and don't want them to die by next summer. Any help would be appreciated.
This article will help you with keeping it over the winter: https://www.gardeningknowhow.com/ornamental/flowers/hibiscus/wintering-hibiscus-indoors-winter-care-for-hibiscus.htm
It is rather easy. My mother in law keeps hers every winter and it looks gorgeous all summer long.
This past week my hibiscus has gotten little white bugs on it and I need to know how to get rid of them before they kill my tree.
That sounds like it is either spider mites or mealy bugs. Fortunately, both are treated the same was with various kinds of pesticides. I prefer neem oil myself, as it is very effective, organic and safe for pets and people.
These articles will be helpful:
The flower buds and some of the leaves of my hibiscus are covered with bugs (I guess). They look like grey and off white. How do I get rid of them?
It sounds like it might be aphids. This article will help:
We live in Cocoa Beach, FL and our hibiscus is looking bad with bugs, etc. What is the best thing to use to spray these with?
I would recommend neem oil. You can learn more about it here: https://www.gardeningknowhow.com/plant-problems/pests/pesticides/neem-oil-uses.htm