- Latin Name- Hibiscus Syriacus Hardy Planting Zone- 5-9 Mature Height- 8-12 ft Width- 6-10 ft Sun or Shade- Full Sun OR Partial Shade
The White Rose Of Sharon is also known by its scientific name of white Hibiscus syriacus and is a member of the Malvaceae family. This shrub is known for its beautiful flowers and hardy nature. Because the Rose Of Sharon blooms throughout the hot summer months, when most other shrubs do not it is always a favorite among home gardeners who like abundant and colorful flowers. It has a moderate growth rate and is easy to move through transplantation. The Rose Of Sharon had an attractive upright growth habit that adds to its appeal as a specimen tree in the garden. The extra large blooms produced by this shrub, seem to almost glow at night. This makes it one of the most outstanding plants in any landscape setting after the sun sets. It also thrives in almost any type of soil, unless it is excessively dry or wet. This deciduous shrub can be shaped lightly in early spring or the last part of fall. It can also take heavy pruning to form it from a bush into a tree. The White Rose Of Sharon is resistant to most pests and is relatively low maintenance, making it easy for gardeners of all ages to care for.
The White Rose Of Sharon is a perfect addition to any home garden. It makes a gorgeous specimen plant, especially when pruned into a small and delicate tree. Young plants can be started in containers and used to accent decks, walkways, and patios and later transplanted to the yard as they grow larger. The delicate and lacy white blooms will provide texture and color both day and night that everyone is sure to enjoy.