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COMMON NAME: Rose of Sharon


BOTANICAL NAME: Hibiscus 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.


PROBLEMS: Cotton root rot, aphids.


Double blossom althea





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