Pink Rose of Sharon is a hardy hibiscus shrub that is easy to grow. It is characterized by its soft and graceful stems coupled with its large and pink flowers. The pink blooms are clear and distinctive making people fall in love with them instantly. Its flowers are shaped like a trumpet. This hibiscus shrub is suited to informal or formal groupings, plantings, hedges, screens and shrub borders. The rose-of-sharon grows in hardiness zones 5-9. It grows to a maximum height of 8-12' and spreads to a width of around 6-10" upon reaching the maturity stage. This native shrub from India and China has a medium growth rate and height increases of 13-24" for every year. This shrub thrives well under the full sun or partial shade as long as it gets a minimum of four hours of unfiltered direct sunlight daily. It grows well in moist, well-drained and acidic soils.
Attributes of the Pink Rose of Sharon
Pink Rose of Sharon produces flowers that contain five petals, single or double in pink color. The shrub blooms late in spring all the way through to early fall. Its leaves are dark green in color and have a margin that is coarsely toothed. This shrub is capable of tolerating aerosol salt and the occasional drought or wet periods. It requires minimal pruning and ample moisture as well as protection from the afternoon sun to ensure it flowers well. This shrub can survive in cold areas where other plants cannot.
Pink Rose of Sharon fits into a number of landscape uses. It can be planted at the border, hedge, container or specimen. It is great to use in your landscape as it grows into a large shrub while young plants can be grown in containers. They are supposed to be moved to the landscape when they mature. The shrub can be trained to become a small tree. The shrub attracts hummingbirds and butterflies due to its beautiful flowers.