Rose of Sharon Care and Description
The Rose of Sharon or "althaea" (althea) Hibiscus syriacus.
This plant does very well in the desert southwest. Generally they will usually bloom late spring and continue blooming till late fall.
It is a deciduous plant and once established is drought tolerant. They have large tropical like blooms and should be fertilized in late spring, summer and fall.
You can prune the bottom suckers to make it into a one trunk small tree. It loves full sun and well drained organic type soil.
They can get up to 10' tall but their are some cultivars that stay shorter.
This plant is an excellent blooming plant for a front entrance and can be very showy during the spring months. It responds well to pruning in early spring.
Many varieties with multi colored flowers make this
small tree or plant an excellent choice for your landscaping needs.
Color Your World nurseries will usually have these type of shrubs in stock. They are a good choice for a stand alone shrub specimen.
If you have questions regarding your shrubs please contact us.
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