PURPLE PILLAR®

Rose of Sharon

Hibiscus syriacus

'Gandini Santiago'

USPP 25,568; CBRAF

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Four Purple Pillar rose of Sharon in a lush landscape showing their distinctive narrow columnar habit Side view of Purple Pillar rose of Sharon in the landscape where its distinctive narrow columnar habit is very clear A single specimen of Purple Pillar rose of Sharon in bloom in a landscape surrounded by other leafy plants which include a purple leaf smokebush and a yellow dwarf birch Closeup of the semi double purple flowers of Purple Pillar rose of Sharon with prominent red star like eyes in the center
  • Space saving
  • Award winner
  • Long blooming
Description
A totally unique rose of Sharon! There's really nothing like it - Purple Pillar® rose of Sharon is the first columnar hibiscus. Purple and red semi-double flowers appear all summer long. The narrow fastigiate habit gives it unlimited landscape potential: narrow hedges, screens, formal gardens, entry ways, and decorative containers. However you use it, Purple Pillar hibiscus makes a bold choice that's truly low-maintenance. Winner of the Silver Medal at the Plantarium show.

Awards Silver Medal, Plantarium; Green Thumb award, Direct Gardening Association

USDA Zone 5 - 9 (-20°F/-28.9°C)

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Exposure Full sun

Height 10 - 16'

Width 2 - 3'

Finish Time 1 season

Type Deciduous

Bloom Time Summer

Flower Color Purple

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.