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Hibiscus sinosyriacus

Rose of Sharon

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Features

  • BloomsJuly to October
  • Height2m to 2.5m
  • Spread2m to 3.5m
  • Growth HabitHemi-spherical
  • Flower ColourWhite centred yellow
  • Leaf ColourMid green

Description

Hibiscus sinosyriacus (Rose of Sharon). This deciduous species will produce palmately lobed medium green leaves. The flowers are white centred yellow single blooms.

Characteristics

Annual or Perennial, Deciduous, Shrub

Origin

C.China

Interest and use

Grown for their flowers. Suitable for coastal conditions.

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Needs

  • LightPart shade
  • HardinessFully hardy (min -15°C)
  • SoilClay, Heavy, Light, Medium, Sandy
  • Soil pH6.0 to 8.0
  • WaterSemi-moist

Cultivation

When grown under glass use a loam-based potting compost with partial shade. When grown outdoors grow in moist humus-rich well-drained soil.

Propagation

Sow the seeds in the spring, divide the perennials in the spring.

Pests, diseases or disorders

Watch out for scale insects, powdery mildew and aphids.

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