Rose of Sharon
- Great as Flowering Hedge
- White, Pink, Red, and Violet Colored Flowers
- This Shrub Requires Little Pruning
- Grows to 8' to 12' tall with 6' to 10' spread
- Zones 5 to 9
- Can't Ship To: AK, AZ, HI
Zones 5 - 9
The Rose-of-Sharon can be expected to grow in the zones shown in color in the arborday.org zone map.VIEW MAP
The Rose-of-Sharon falls into the following type(s): Shrubs
8' - 12' High
The Rose-of-Sharon grows to be 8' - 12' feet in height.
6' - 10' Spread
The Rose-of-Sharon has a spread of about 6' - 10' at full maturity.
This tree grows at a medium growth rate. [More about this.]
This Rose-of-Sharon does well in full sun, partial shade.
The Rose-of-Sharon grows in acidic, moist, well drained, wide range soils.
This Rose-of-Sharon has vase shape.
The Rose of Sharon is valued for its large summer flowers produced at a time when few other plants bloom. It's tolerance of aerosol salt and occasional wet or drought periods make this a fine shrub for many landscapes. It is suited to formal or informal plantings, groupings, shrub borders, hedges and screens. The Rose of Sharon keeps its tight upright form as it grows and requires little pruning. It is a hardy hibiscus and an easy shrub to grow.
Butterflies and hummingbirds are attracted to the flowers.
The Rose of Sharon is native to China and India. The name hibiscus is from an ancient Greek name for "mallow" for this plant was thought to resemble the mallow blossom. Many cultivars of this species have been introduced.
The leaves are alternate, simple, 3 lobed, ovate to rhomboid, 2-4" long, with an often coarsely tooth margin. Medium to dark green summer color with a poor yellow color in fall.
Five petaled, single or double, white, pink, red, purple or violet showy flowers on new year's growth
time late spring through early fall..
The Rose of Sharon is a deciduous, upright, occasionally spreading shrub or small tree with multiple trunks. The branches grow upright and will not droop except when in flower. The dark green leaves emerge late in the spring. The trumpet shaped flowers are 2-4" across in colors of white, pink, red, violet or purple. The Rose of Sharon requires ample moisture and some protection from midday to afternoon sun to flower at its best. Plant about 2'-3' apart for a single row hedge.
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The benefits of bare-root trees
Our trees are delivered with natural bare roots which have been dipped in hydrating gel prior to shipment to keep the roots moist and healthy. As their abundant, fibrous roots aren't confined by a container, bare-root trees get off to a more vigorous start compared to containerized roots which typically need more time to adjust to transplanting. Bare-root trees typically surpass the size of larger containerized trees in only a few years.