Native to the tropical regions of the world, the hibiscus plant has made its way into landscapes because of its popular, showy flowers. Often in a trumpet shape, with five or more petals, the red flowers bloom for one day; only to be replaced the next day. The plant can reach a height of fifteen feet and has been made to resemble a tree with pruning near the base. Very tolerant on the sun, the hibiscus plant serves well as a street view planting.