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Hibiscus syriacus (Hibiscus, Rose of Sharon)

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Plant description

hibiscus syriacus rose of sharon

hibiscus syriacus rose of sharon.

Hibiscus syriacus, Rose of Sharon, is a hardy, deciduous shrub to around 3 metres tall and wide, with trumpet shaped mauve flowers with a contrasting purple-red eye. There are many cultivars of this plant, from white to deep pink colours, and some semi double blooms.  This is a hibiscus that can be grown in cooler areas, as it is a cold hardy plant. It blooms continuously through the warm months. Use as a feature plant, for massed plantings, and is great for container growing.

Hibiscus like a sunny position, and fertile, well drained soil. Fertilise in spring and autumn, and water regularly. Hibiscus don't like to grow in boggy conditions. Hibiscus syracius can become leggy and sparse, prune hard to encourage dense growth.

The fibres of hibiscus bark can be used to make grass skirts. The flowers are edible, and can be used to make tea.

Additional plant information

Flowers

Flower colour: mauve
Flowering season: spring summer

Plant size

Maximum height: 3 metres
Minimum height: 2 metres

Maximum width: 3 metres
Minimum width: 2 metres

Sunlight, frost & salt tolerance

This plant will tolerate full or partial sunlight.
Medium frost tolerance.
Plant is salt tolerant.

Fauna attracting?

Yes. Attracts: Butterflies, birds.

Climate

This plant species will grow in the following climates: cool, temperate, subtropical, tropical.

Soil types & conditions

Loam: moist, well-drained.

Clay: moist, well-drained.

Sand: moist, well-drained.

Soil pH: 6.0-7.0

Pests

Hibiscus beetle

Miscellaneous information

Planting season: Any.

Types of fertiliser: Good general purpose fertiliser.

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