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Hibiscus syriacus

Common Name(s):
Rose-of-sharon, Shrub althea
Cultivar(s):
Blue Bird, Blushing Bride , Collie Mullens, Diana (white), Freedom, Helene (white/purple), Lavender Chiffon, Minerva (lavender), Pink Giant, Purpureus Variegatus, Red Heart, White Chiffon , Aphrodite (rose)
Category:
Shrubs
Comment:

Drought and air pollution tolerant; late to leaf out in spring; prefers hot weather; spring pruning will increase flower size; flowers on new growth; moderate to rapid growth rate

Height:
8-12 ft.
Foliage:
Alternate, simple medium to dark green leaves; 2 to 4 in. long; coarsely toothed; modest yellow fall color
Flower:
2 to 4 in. flowers with crepe-like petals; red, white, violet, purple, two-toned; single or double; last for one day; occurs s
Zones:
5 to 8
Habit:
Deciduous
Site:
Sun to partial shade; prefers moist, well-drained soil
Texture:
Medium
Form:
Erect small tree or shrub; numerous upright branches
Width:
6-10 ft.

NCCES plant id: 1573

Hibiscus syriacus Hibiscus syriacus
Red Heart rose-of-sharon; Red Heart shrub althea Red Heart rose-of-sharon; Red Heart shrub althea
Purpureus Variegatus rose-of-sharon; Purpureus Variegatus shrub Purpureus Variegatus rose-of-sharon; Purpureus Variegatus shrub
Pink Giant rose-of-sharon; Pink Giant shrub althea Pink Giant rose-of-sharon; Pink Giant shrub althea
Minerva rose-of-sharon; Minerva shrub althea Minerva rose-of-sharon; Minerva shrub althea
Helene rose-of-sharon; Helene shrub althea Helene rose-of-sharon; Helene shrub althea
Freedom rose-of-sharon; Freedom shrub althea Freedom rose-of-sharon; Freedom shrub althea
Hibiscus syriacus 'Diana' Hibiscus syriacus 'Diana'
Hibiscus syriacus 'Diana' Hibiscus syriacus 'Diana'
Collie Mullens rose-of-sharon; Collie Mullens shrub althea Collie Mullens rose-of-sharon; Collie Mullens shrub althea
Blushing Bride rose-of-sharon; Blushing Bride shrub althea Blushing Bride rose-of-sharon; Blushing Bride shrub althea
Hibiscus syriacus 'Blue Bird' Hibiscus syriacus 'Blue Bird'