Rose Of Sharon

 The Many Advantages Of Planting Rose Of Sharon Shrubs

Rose of Sharon Shrub – Hibiscus Syriacus

 

The Rose of Sharon shrub is a beautiful addition to any garden or landscaped area. Everything from its uniquely shaped blooms to its ability to add color to any space with little to no effort makes it a top pick for any landscaping project. The five petals of the cup-like flowers have a trumpet shape that can be found in single or double layers, depending on which variety you choose. Double layered blooms have a look similar to a carnation with the ruffled edges of each petal. These vibrant flowers can be white, red, pink, violet, or purple with dark to medium green leaves. Nature lovers enjoy the fact that hummingbirds and butterflies are attracted to this particular shrub which can add interest to any home garden. They are ideal for informal groupings and can be used to create a natural border or hedge. A mature shrub will reach a height of eight to twelve feet and spread six to ten feet wide. This height and fullness is the perfect solution if you do not wish to use fences for privacy. The Rose of Sharon has a medium growth rate that provides an additional 13 to 24 inches per year. It does well in the hardy zones 5 through 9 in acidic, well-drained, moist soil with at least four hours of direct sunlight each day. The use of compost can encourage this specimen to reach greater heights while producing plenty of blooming flowers. If you plant it in early spring, you can expect a one to two-foot shrub by autumn. Landscapers and homeowners alike enjoy including this shrub in their gardens to provide a much-needed pop of color during the fall months. While most plants and flowers have long finished blooming, the Rose of Sharon will stretch the growing season so that you can get even more enjoyment from your outdoor space. This plant requires little to no maintenance, which makes it a dream to take care of. It can be pruned to encourage the desired shape, but it looks just as lovely when left to its own devices.