Rose of Sharon – Hibiscus syriacus

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.


Please Note:  Inventory changes frequently.  For more information on varieties available and price, please contact the Nursery.

Azzuri Blue Satin® PW

A Proven Winners Color Choice, this variety is such an interesting colour of true blue. It can become quite large at 12 feet tall and with large stunning, blue, tropical looking flowers all over the bush. Striking!

Blue Bird

An award winning Rose of Sharon, it is considered one of the best blue flowered varieties and will add months of colour to your sunny landscape. Noted for delivering large, beautiful blue-violet, trumpet shaped blooms with a purple-red contrast and a white center.

Blue Chiffon® PW

The Proven Winners Chiffon® series adds this exciting unusual blue flower for the late summer garden. This cultivar has double flowers (2 layers of petals) with a purple-blue tinge that bloom from mid-summer into autumn. It grows 8 to 12 feet tall with a spread of 6 to 10 feet.

Blushing Bride

An large, outstanding flowering shrub can become an impressive 10' tall by 6' wide. Big and beautiful, this shrub is covered in soft pink coloured, double flowers. A showy specimen.


Easy going Diana produces has large, pure white flowers and deep green foliage that bloom from mid- to late summer. An interesting point about Diana is that unlike some other roses of Sharon, its flowers remain open at night.

First Editions® PW Bali

Upright deciduous flowering shrub with semi-double, pure white blooms that have a purple-red center. Blooms from mid-summer to fall.

First Editions® PW Fiji

An upright vase-shaped, deciduous shrub noted for its semi-double, trumpet-shaped, medium pink flowers adorned with a bold crimson throat. Blooming from midsummer to early fall, the blossoms and slowly fade to pale pink.

First Editions® PW Tahiti

A bushy deciduous shrub with an upright vase-shaped habit. The colour of the trumpet-shaped, semi-double, deep pink-purple flowers is outstanding. They are up to 4 in. across (10 cm) and adorned with a deep red throat.

Lavender Chiffon® PW

Easy-to-grow summer color with large, extra showy, fluffy purple blooms! Single lavender flowers are adorned with a lacy center to create an anemone-like bloom.

Orchid Satin® PW

Seedless Rose of Sharon makes this shrub less messy and more enjoyable. Graceful branches of this non-invasive new variety feature very large, pink, single blooms with a dramatic red eye.

Pink Chiffon® PW

A very popular new Chiffon® variety offers large, uniquely coloured, clear, soft pink double flowers on soft graceful stems. Incredible flower power will make you love this shrub all the more.

Red Heart

Stunning white flowers with vivid red centers cover this long blooming shrub from June to October. This deciduous shrub grows to 8-10ft tall and 6-7 ft wide. Works well as a specimen or impressive as a hedge.

White Chiffon® PW

A magnificent shrub that will standout, especially at night! The extra large, crisp white flowers with the fluffy centers seem to positively glow on summer evenings.


A tall, stiffly upright shrub with extremely showy flowers throughout summer; large flowers are individually beautiful, deep pink with a red center. A fantastic sun-loving accent plant.

Aphrodite Tree Form

Pruned into a show-stopping tree form, the Aphrodite will give off a tropical vibe with its voluptuous, pink, five-inch blossoms, each marked with a deeper pink bullseye. This little patio tree will look perfect in a manicured bed.

Azurri Blue Satin® PW Tree Form

A fantastic shrub that has been lifted off the ground and carefully pruned into an pretty ball of blooms. These blue blooms, rarely seen in the garden, are accented by the striking red-purple centers. A perfect combination.

Blue Chiffon® PW Tree Form

Another rare blue tree form Rose of Sharon shown this time with lovely double blooms that give the tree a delightful fluffy appearance. This showpiece is literally covered in gorgeous blue-toned flowers. An exquisite display.

Hamabo Tree Form

A striking accent tree with bold trumpet shaped blooms of pink flowers and cherry red centers. The deep green foliage is a natural contrast to the reams of two-toned blooms on this tree form Rose of Sharon. A rare colour combination.

Lavender Chiffon® PW Tree Form

It's hard to believe this wonderfully dramatic accent tree is hardy and low maintenance. This variety is one of the very best for fluffy, anemone-like blooms. It features large, single lavender flowers, each adorned with a beautiful, lacy center.

Pink Chiffon® PW Tree Form

A popular shrub that has been brought up to eye level where it can truly be admired in this tree form Rose of Sharon. The delicate tree features gorgeous pink, frilly, anemone like flowers that will bring life to any location.

White Chiffon® PW Tree Form

You will want to plant this little lovely in a spot where you can appreciate it at night, when the fluffy centers of the exceptionally large flowers seem to dance in the moonlight.

Woodbridge® PW Tree Form

You will be the envy of the neighborhood with this ravishing accent tree that first appears dark red, then produces large trumpet-shaped, rosy-pink flowers with a red center. Profuse blooming lasts from summer to fall.

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