There are so many reasons to plant this outstanding, hardy deciduous shrub. Perhaps the most obvious would be the tropical look you will experience in your own yard, even in our cold climates, with this exotic beauty.
It is upright and vase-shaped shrub, reaching 2–4 m (7–13 feet) in height, bearing large trumpet-shaped flowers with prominent yellow-tipped white stamens. Individual flowers are short-lived, however, numerous buds produced on the shrub’s new growth provide prolific flowering over a long summer blooming period. Colorful, showy flowers appear in shades of white, red, pink, lavender, blue and bicolors, with single or double forms on the Rose of Sharon bush. This later blooming flowering shrub blooms from midsummer into fall, when most other shrubs are finished for the season. They attract hummingbirds, butterflies and other useful pollinators.
The Rose of Sharon looks like it would be a fussy plant but it is very easy to grow, even for the most novice gardeners. Rose of Sharon bushes are tolerant of a wide range of conditions, including poor soil, heat, humidity, drought and air pollution.
The rose of Sharon (Hibiscus syriacus) is actually classified by botanists as a shrub, but you can train them into a tree form by pruning them to one main trunk. They are prolific bloomers and make stunning statement pieces. The carefully crafted Rose of Sharon tree form varieties are sure to impress.
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