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Hibiscus Insert tropical flair into your Los Angeles garden with hibiscus. Equally eye-catching and beautiful as stand-alone bricks or trimmed into small trees, the hibiscus leaves a truly spectacular green fence or screen. Big, lush green leaves are offset year-round by huge, vibrant, trumpet-shaped blooms in a rainbow of festive hues, including white, yellow, peach, pink, fuchsia, orange and crimson. Some cultivars produce variegated or multi-colored flowers. Though individual blossoms persist for only a few days, they're so abundant that fallen flowers are quickly replaced by fresh ones, causing a profusion of season-long color. Hibiscus is sun loving and thrives in bright places. They want moderate water to look their very best, but are vulnerable to wet toes and root rot, so avoid overwatering. The staggering variety of hibiscus available can be tempting, however due to variations in leaf size and growth patterns, itвЂ™s best to select a single cultivar when planting a proper hedge. Young plants may require staking and selective pruning to set up an upright pattern. Once strong trunks have developed, the stakes may be taken off. Wind and salt resistant, the hibiscus is ideal for coastal Southern California locations. Use a hibiscus hedge as a privacy screen around a swimming pool or as a charming and colorful green fence. Chinese Juniper Sometimes called Hollywood juniper, the drought tolerant and virtually maintenance-free Chinese juniper is an Asian native that absolutely loves Los Angeles. Seen everywhere from Downtown to the desert, this sturdy evergreen provides constant blue-green color when creating an unobtrusive backdrop to more showy plantings. Endlessly adaptable and almost indestructible, Chinese juniper is available...