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  • rose of Sharon
  • Eventual height: 2m
  • Eventual spread: 2m

Hibiscus syriacus Sugar Tip ('America Irene Scott') (PBR)

rose of Sharon

3 litre pot £19.99
3 litre pot £19.99

This shrub is deciduous so it will lose all its leaves in autumn, then fresh new foliage appears again each spring.

  • Position: full sun
  • Soil: humus-rich, moist but well-drained, neutral to slightly alkaline soil
  • Rate of growth: average to fast-growing
  • Flowering period: August to October
  • Hardiness: fully hardy

    This easy to grow deciduous shrub will flower for several months from late summer, so it's a great way to help extend the season of interest in the border. In spring, when the new, variegated foliage emerges, it forms a lush backdrop for the showy summer perennials, but as these start to fade, this shrub will then start to produce its many-petalled soft pink blooms.

  • Garden care: To encourage a bushy habit prune young plants hard in late spring. After pruning apply a generous 5-7cm mulch of well-rotted garden compost or manure around the base of the plant. Little or no pruning is needed when established except to remove dead or diseased branches in late winter or early spring. In colder areas, shrubs might need a winter mulch.