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