With its bright green foliage and showy flowers, the hibiscus mutabilis is a large shrub (or multi-stemmed tree) that is known for its unique color-changing effect--its flowers open as white but rapidly change colors.
Hibiscus Mutabilis Care
When the hibiscus mutabilis is in bloom, it remains a popular choice at garden centers due to its unusual and captivating beauty as a flowering tree. It’s ideal as a specimen plant, but can also be cultivated as part of a mixed shrub border or as a flowering shrub for foundation plantings.
You’ll want to prune this plant in the winter after it has bloomed. It can tolerate severe pruning—in fact, doing so will actually help rejuvenate leggy plants. Overall, minimal pruning is required.