Rose of Sharon

Hibiscus syriacus


USPP 27,195; CBRAF

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  • Dwarf habit
  • Long blooming
  • Very floriferous

Dwarf rose of Sharon with stunning color! Deep rosy-red flowers cover compact Lil' Kim® Red rose of Sharon all summer long. Dwarf habit gives it exceptional versatility in the garden and landscape. It is one of three Lil' Kim hibiscus colors: the original (white with a red eye), Violet, and Red.

USDA Zone 5 - 9 (-20°F/-28.9°C)

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Exposure Full sun

Height 3 - 4'

Width 3 - 4'

Finish Time 1.5 seasons

Type Deciduous

Bloom Time Summer

Flower Color Red

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 Rose of Sharon generally has high fertility needs and may benefit from yearly applications of a granular fertilizer formulated for flowering shrubs.