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Rose of Sharon

ALTHEA (Rose of Sharon)  
Deciduous Sun / Shade
Hibiscus syriacus
Ht. 10-15 Spread 8-10
hi-BIS-kus si-ri-AH-kus    
Spacing 8-10 

HABIT:  Summer flowering shrub, upright growth. Bare branches in winter. Yellow fall color. Native to Asia.

CULTURE:  Easy to grow in any soil, fairly drought tolerant.

USES:  Summer flowers. Should always be used with evergreens since it is so homely in the winter. Native to Asia.

PROBLEMS:  Cotton root rot, aphids.


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