Rose of Sharon

Hibiscus syriacus


USPP 30,149; CBRAF

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  • Non-invasive
  • Variegated
  • Refined, semi-dwarf habit

More color means more fun! 

The newest Sugar Tip rose of Sharon brings more foliage interest – bright gold variegation – and an appealing lavender flower color to the line. A bit smaller than the original, Sugar Tip® Gold hibiscus shares its same appealing, non-invasive habit.

USDA Zone 5 - 9 (-20°F/-28.9°C)

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Exposure Full sun

Height 4 - 5'

Width 4 - 5'

Finish Time 1.5 seasons

Type Deciduous

Bloom Time Summer

Flower Color Purple

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.