tree, shrub

Hibiscus syriacus | Rose of Sharon

When in bloom, Rose of Sharon reminds one of hollyhocks. It can be pruned to suit the needs of the landscape, from small tree to large, natural shrub or screen. Flowers are mostly shades of pink. Leaves have a coarse texture. Best with some protection from the sun in hot summer regions. Canopy coverage: 28 square feet.

Water Requirement: moderate

Sun Exposure: partial shade, full sun

Cold Hardiness: cold hardy to -10F

Growth Rate: moderate

Height: 12 feet high

Width: 6 feet wide


Foliage Color: medium green

Flower Season: summer, fall

Wildlife: butterflies