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Rose of Sharon - Growing Guide

Adding the Rose of Sharon to Your Landscape Design

The Rose of Sharon is a lovely flowering tree that goes well with any yard, home, or office area. The Rose of Sharon can be planted in almost any area.

The Rose of Sharon, or Althea, is a deciduous shrub beloved by our online nursery customers. This plant has abundant colorful flowers; the four-inch blooms come in many colors, including white, mauve tones, red, and light blue.

Flowers are certainly a selling point for the Rose of Sharon. Not only are they profuse and vibrant, but they also bloom in the summer (in some areas not until mid-August), leaving them in a state of beauty when the flowers of other shrubs have long since receded into long-ago memories.

Tips for Planting the Rose of Sharon in your Garden

A must to remember with the Hibiscus Syriacus is its late awakening from hibernation. While it blossoms later than others, its leaves aren't produced until slightly later. Many gardeners have given this plant up for the dead when it is only beginning the awakening process from winter slumber. Once the leaves do arrive, they are small and light green.

The Rose of Sharon achieves a height generally in the 8-10 foot range and spreads out 4-6 feet. This shrub lends itself to many different shapes. While it naturally grows multi-stemmed, pruning (done within the first two years) can train the Rose into a single trunk shrub. This versatility in shape makes it an ideal choice for hedges, though it does not afford much privacy with its deciduous nature except in summer.

Althea loves to be in full sun and well-drained soil. More old plants are susceptible to fungal damage if situated in partial sun rather than complete. Being relatively tolerant to drought and with its immense love of sun and heat, the Rose of Sharon is particularly prized in the southern USA for its ability to thrive and provide color in a challenging climate.

When shopping with us for the Rose of Sharon and your other landscaping needs, rest in confidence in your order's safety. We never dig your plants up until they are ready to be shipped. We only source our shipping to transportation companies who provide a low cost combined with the experience needed to maintain the security of your trees, shrubs, or bushes during their time in transit.

Source of Information on the Rose of Sharon