Rose Of Sharon Bush

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Pruning, Growing And Care
Hibiscus Syriacus

Pictures of Rose of Sharon bush, the Hibiscus syriacus cultivar, a deciduous long flowering shrub grown for its showy, colorful flowers.

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Growing these wonderful Hibiscus species is a pleasure, because they are so easy to care for, and require very little, to no, pruning.

The bushes grow to about 8-12 feet tall in most areas. A bit larger in warmer climate zones.

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This Is How The Hibiscus Syriacus Looks As A Bush

Rose of Sharon Bush

So how far apart do you plant these 'Rose of Sharon' bushes? I recommend to give each plant a 6 foot diameter growing room.

Plant the bushes in full sun to partial shade in any soil that drains well, from acidic to alkaline.

Underplant with shorter plants for a more attractive display.

I use hardy geranium varities in a comlimentary color for underplanting.

If you want a privacy hedge for summmer, plant them closer, about 4 feet apart.

Below are pictures of all my favorite Hibiscus syriacus varieties for sale. I especially love 'Diana', the white 'Rose of Sharon', with large, pure white flowers that are so beautiful.

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Hibiscus Syriacus - Blue Chiffon

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Hibiscus Syriacus - Lil' Kim

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Hibiscus - Sugar Tip

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Aphrodite - Hibiscus Syriacus

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Hibiscus Syriacus - Diana

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Hibiscus Syriacus - Helene

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Hibiscus Syriacus - Minerva

More Rose of Sharon Growing Information

The newer varieties above have the longest blooming season, and set few, if any, seed pods.

Sometimes called Shrub Althaea, the Rose of Sharon bush is upright and compact when young, spreading and open with age.

The plant leafs out later in spring than most other deciduous shrubs.

When the foilage drops in fall, there is no color change. It stays green till the end.

Blooms appear from mid summer until frost, resembling hollyhocks.

The plant prefers heat, and do well even in hot humid weather, also tolerating some drought, once established,

Fertilize every month with a balanced fertilizer, and water regularly to prevent stress and wilt.

Winter Care For Hibiscus Syriacus

Where winter temperatures drop to -10F, or -23C, or lower, you should protect young plants with a good layer of mulch, at least for the first years.


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