Hibiscus syriacus

Botanical Name: Hibiscus syriacus

Phonetic: high-BIS-kus sur-ri-uh-cus

Common Name(s): Rose of Sharon

Family: Malvaceae
Origin: Central China
Plant Type: Shrub
Persistence: Deciduous

Leaf Type: Palmately-veined, coarsely-toothed, three-lobed                                               
Leaf Color: Medium green
Fall Color: Yellow, not flashy
Texture:  Medium
Density: Medium
Bloom Season: July-September/summer into fall
Flower Color(s): White-magenta, purple and often have a crimson spot at the base (typically cooler colors)

Exposure: Full sun
USDA: 5-8
Climate Zone(s): 2,3,4,5,6,7,8,9,14,15,16,17,20,21,22,23,24
Growth Rate:                                              
Height: 8-12 Feet
Spread: 6-10 Feet
Hydrozone: 2
Soil: Average medium, well-drained soil, very tolerant plant
Pest: Leaf spots, blights, rusts, canker, Japanese beetles
Features: Showy flowers, attracts butterflies, tropical look, soft-wooded, delicate flower
Uses: Background screen plant, informal hedge, patio tree, standard, espalier

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