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White Rose of Sharon is a Late-Blooming Period Makes It A Seasonal Attention-Grabber In A Gardening Sequence

The rose of Sharon, also known as the Hibiscus syriacus in scientific terms, is a species of flowering plant in the mallow family of Malvaceae native to south-central and southeast China and widely introduced everywhere else, most especially Asia. Given the epithet syriacus from its first discovery in the gardens of Syria, its common names include the mungunghwa, Syrian ketmia, shrub althea, and rose mallow. As the hibiscus bears many blooms, its attractive flowers are its main selling point as they also carry a unique stamen. Another valuable feature is the shrub's relatively late-blooming period, especially in northern climates where it blooms in August. Thus, the rose of Sharon offers white, red, lavender, or light-blue blossoms when many flowering shrubs have long since ceased blooming. This late-blooming period is helpful for gardeners in managing the blooming sequence in their landscapes.

White Rose of Sharon, Hibiscus Syriacus Stand Out Thanks To Their Solid Color

A hardy deciduous shrub, the rose of Sharon stands upright and vase-shaped, reaching two to four meters in height, and bears large trumpet-shaped flowers with prominent yellow-tipped white stamens. While their five-petaled flowers are often pink in color, they can also be dark pink, light pink, apricot, or white; individual flowers are short-lived, lasting a day. Its branches are thin and gray, white-lenticeled, with raised leaf scars and tiny buds. Stems do not extend very much unless pruned, resulting in long, straight branches originating from about one-point-five to four centimeters above the ground, giving rise to the vase-like shape. The leaves appear pretty late in the season, and they are usually green or yellowish-green, alternate, broadly ovate, palmately veined, and seven-point-five centimeters long. While most modern cultivars are virtually fruitless, the fruits of those with them are green or brown, five-valved dehiscent capsules persisting throughout much of the winter on older cultivars. With time, they will shatter throughout the dormant season and spread their germinating seeds around the base of the parent plant, forming colonies.

The white rose of Sharon has naturalized in many areas, tolerant of air pollution, heat, low-quality soil, and drought. Primarily used as a specimen plant, its attractive blooms make this plant fully capable of holding its own as a specimen. The ability to shape the rose of Sharon makes the shrub a prime candidate for hedges, but since this bush is deciduous, it is an effective hedge only in the summer. It has a preference for full sun, rich soil, or any soil in general and can stand up to the summer's heat and a wide range of humidity conditions.

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White Rose of Sharon - Hibiscus syriacus - is a must-have for every gardener's collection owing to its beautiful blooms that transform even the most compact garden areas into a rainbow of color and springtime delight. 

This shrub provides spectacular summer-flowering attractions for any landscape setting. As a prominent member of the hibiscus family, it is known for its prolific and exotic flowers, adding a dramatic element to just about any space. It typically develops as a slender column, which means it occupies only a tiny proportion of the area available in your garden or landscape design.

As a result of its new white, semi-double blossoms, this specific variety is an exquisite option for growing in any designed landscape or adjacent to any architecture. There are many creative choices with its distinctive, space-saving habit: grow beside your front door, as the focus of a legal pot, privacy screening, or as a spectacular specimen.

It is known for its gorgeous, spotless white, huge, double blooms that may reach up to 4 inches in diameter and are ornamented with five massive outermost petals encircling a core of petite petaloid stamens. Each blossom lasts around a single day and pops off in contrast to the green foliage of the widely oval leaves. The hue is a lovely white and will not turn yellow when exposed to the sun. It blooms continually from late summer through autumn. In addition to being a favorite nectar source for hummingbirds and butterflies, it also looks lovely when planted across sidewalks, pathways, and fences.

The lush, dark green foliage only adds to the soothing, romantic atmosphere these plants create. It is the ideal complement to the luscious, giant flowers, which have broad petals and a refined color palette to complement them.

Because they blossom later in the season, while several other shrubs have long since passed their flowering prime, this lovely plant may be precious to gardeners who want to maintain a suitable and consistent color scheme throughout their landscape. Even a single shrub may serve as a stunning focal piece within a mixed perennial bed, and you can also put several shrubs together to create a striking feature. Combine these productive shrubs with brightly colored perennials to make an even bigger statement. Alternatively, use them to provide a tranquil background for cool-toned blue and purple blossoms.

Considering that a mature White Rose of Sharon shrub would generally grow approximately 6 to 8 feet tall (with some varieties exceeding 12 feet or above), it is ideal for modest suburban landscapes. This shrub is quite flexible in terms of soil choice, and it will thrive in a wide selection of conditions ranging from full sun to moderate shade.

White Rose of Sharon comes in a variety of different cultivars and hybrids. Some include White Pillar, White Chiffon, Red Heart, Lil Kim, etc.

Zone: 5 to 9

Sun exposure: Full sun to partial shade

Height at maturity: Varies in size but generally reaches between 6 to 12 feet and spreads up to 2 to 6 feet

Water requirements: Low, moderate- once or twice weekly

Best time to harvest: Summer, autumn

Ship as: Bare root

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