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Dolgo Crab Apple vs Swamp Rose Mallow (Hibiscus)

Malus x Dolgo

Hibiscus moscheutos

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Dolgo Crab Apple
Swamp Rose Mallow (Hibiscus)

Dolgo Crab Apple is one of the hardiest species of crab apple.

This fruit tree accent tree combination is commonly used in urban landscapes.

Dolgo Crab Apple produces clusters of white flowers before its deep green foliage emerges. Its small apple-like fruit is great for jams and jellies.

Swamp Rose Mallow (Hibiscus) has large white-pink showy flowers which attract hummingbirds and pollinators to your yard. It is a tall, fast growing perennial shrub. The flowers typically only last 1-2 days, but the plant will continue to rebloom throughout the season.

This hibiscus tolerates heat and humidity but does not do well when exposed to wind. Make sure the plant has access to lots of moisture for better flowering.

The Swamp Rose Mallow (Hibiscus) is also known as the dinner plate hibiscus because it can grow incredibly large flowers, as big as dinner plates.

DOLGO CRAB APPLE QUICK FACTS

SWAMP ROSE MALLOW (HIBISCUS) QUICK FACTS

Zone: 2a
Zone: 5a
Height: 10 m (33 ft)
Height: 1.5 m (5 ft)
Spread: 10 m (33 ft)
Spread: 0.9 m (3 ft)
Moisture: dry, normal
Moisture: normal, wet
Light: full sun
Light: full sun
Flowers: white
Flowers: pink-red
Growth rate: medium
Growth rate: fast
Life span: medium
Life span: short
Maintenance: medium
Suckering: none
Suckering: low





Other Names: dolgo apple
Other Names: crimson-eyed rose-mallow, dinner plate hibiscus, eastern rosemallow, hardy hibiscus, marsh mallow, marshmallow hibiscus, sea hollyhock, swamp mallow, swamp rose hibiscus