COMMON NAME: Rose of Sharon
BOTANICAL NAME: Hibiscus syriacus
PRONUNCIATION: hi-BIS-kus si-ri-AH-kus
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.