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Rose of SharonHibiscus syriacus

  • Rose of Sharon bush - Hibiscus syriacus
  • Rose of Sharon - Hibiscus syriacus
  • Rose of sharon tree. We offer roses of sharon and many other shrubs
This hardy hibiscus is an easy-to-grow shrub. It is valued for its tight, upright form and large summer blossoms, adding color to the landscape when few other plants are in bloom. Flowers are trumpet-shaped and come in a variety of colors including white, pink, red, purple and violet.

The rose-of-sharon is suited to formal or informal plantings, groupings, shrub borders, hedges and screens.


Hardiness Zones

The potted rose of sharon can be expected to grow in Hardiness Zones 5–9. View Map

Tree Type

Mature Size

The rose-of-sharon grows to a height of 8–12' and a spread of 6–10' at maturity.

Growth Speed Medium Growth Rate

This shrub grows at a medium rate, with height increases of 13–24" per year.

Sun Preference

Full sun and partial shade are best for this shrub, meaning it prefers a minimum of 4 hours of direct, unfiltered sunlight each day.

Soil Preference

The rose-of-sharon grows in acidic, moist and well-drained soils.

Wildlife Value

Butterflies and hummingbirds are attracted to the flowers.

History/Lore

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.