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Althea


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COMMON NAME:  Rose of Sharon
 
BOTANICAL NAMEHibiscus syriacus
 
PRONUNCIATION:  hi-BIS-kus si-ri-AH-kus
 
TYPE:  Deciduous
 
LOCATION:  Sun / Shade
 
HEIGHT:  10-15 feet
 
SPREAD:  8-10 feet
 
SPACING:  8-10 feet
 
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.
 
PROBLEMSCotton root rot, aphids.






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