SUGAR TIP®

Rose of Sharon

Hibiscus syriacus

'America Irene Scott'

USPP 20,579; CBR 3582

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  • Non-invasive
  • Variegated
  • Refined habit
Description

Seedless and variegated! It would be hard to find a more eye-catching rose of Sharon than Sugar Tip®, which combines brightly variegated creamy-white and bluish-green foliage with pure pink flowers. The fully double blooms do not seed seed. Unique, narrow habit provides exceptional versatility in landscape applications.

Awards
Bronze Medal, Plantarium 2009
USDA Zone
5 - 9 (-20°F/-28.9°C)
Exposure
Full sun
Height
5 - 6'
Width
4 - 6'
Finish Time
1.5 seasons
Type
Deciduous
Bloom Time
Summer
Flower Color
Pink
Foliage Color
Variegated
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.