LIL’ KIM®

Rose of Sharon

Hibiscus syriacus

'Antong Two'

USPP 19,547; CBR 3399

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  • Dwarf habit
  • Long blooming
  • Very floriferous
Description

The original dwarf rose of Sharon! Lil' Kim® rose of Sharon is a unique little shrub: every branch is packed with saucer-like white flowers graced with a starry red eye. Truly dwarf habit creates a whole new palette of landscape uses. Developed by noted plantsman Dr. Shim of South Korea, as with the rest of the series, Lil' Kim® Red and Lil' Kim® Violet.

USDA Zone
5 - 9 (-20°F/-28.9°C)
Exposure
Full sun
Height
3 - 4'
Width
3 - 4'
Finish Time
1.5 seasons
Type
Deciduous
Bloom Time
Summer
Flower Color
White
Foliage Color
Green
Liner Sizes
2 1/4", 4", Quick Turn

Soil

Not finicky about soil - any well-drained site will do.

Pruning

Regular pruning is not required. May be trimmed, pruned, or shaped as desired in early spring.

Uses

Specimen; hedge; foundation plantings; mixed borders; screening.

Growing Tips

Lil' Kim rose of Sharon is unique in that blooms last three days instead of the typical one. However, like other roses of Sharon, it generally has high fertility needs and may benefit from yearly applications of a granular fertilizer formulated for flowering shrubs.