Well after having to cut my Japanese Lantern Hibiscus almost back to ground level during the pergola repair work, I have finally found a bloom. There are two Hibiscus schizopetalus planted at two of the corners of the pergola and both these climbers were over 2 three metres tall with a spread of around 5 metres. Unfortunately during the cyclone repair work, both had to be cut down when the damaged pergola was removed. It’s taken quite some time for the climbers to throw out new branches and foliage, and now at last, one of them is blooming once more.
First bloom after being cut almost back to the ground.