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Rose of Sharon



ALTHEA (Rose of Sharon)

Deciduous — Sun / Shade

Hibiscus syriacus — hi-BIS-kus si-ri-AH-kus

Height – 10'-15'

Spread – 8'-10'

Spacing – 8'-10'


This hardy shrub is in the Hibiscus family


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.


Althea. Public domain photo 





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