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Tree Descriptions

Rose of Sharon (Hibiscus syriacus)

Height: 8-10’
Width: 6-8’
Growth Rate: moderate
Soil: sand, loam, clay
Moisture: moist
Shade Tolerance:  sun
Bloom Time: July-September
Flower Color: white, purple
Uses: ornamental
Spacing: 6’ x 6’
Habitat: Prefers moist, well-drained soils in full sun. Tolerates various soil types, pH, soil compaction, drought, heavy pruning, and pollution.
Notes: Adaptable to various soil conditions.

This ornamental multi-stemmed shrub has large (2-4”) pink flowers that bloom from July through September. Annual pruning will result in increased shoot vigor and larger flowers. It may also be necessary to periodically remove stems that are winter killed. Rose of Sharon is native to China and India.