Althea/Hibiscus/Rose of Sharon
Hibiscus syriacus ‘Cultivar’
Features & Specs
Max Elevation: 7,500 ft.
Hardiness: Zone 5-8
Mature Height x Spread: 10′ x 5′
Shape: Large bush with upright branching.
Growth Rate: Slow
Foliage: Broad deep green leaves that are lobed. Fall color is not showy.
Bloom: Large, showy flowers in Summer that come in many different colors (generally lavender, pink, blue, white)
Specimen, Accent, Massing, Borders, Hedge, Screen.
Tolerates: Deer, Drought, Clay Soil
Planting & Maintenance
Sun: Full sun, tolerates light shade
Soil: Amend soil when planting
Water: All new plant material needs regular watering – see our Plant Care Guide. Once established will tolerate long periods of drought and require little supplemental watering
Special Considerations: Leaves do not push out until June in Colorado. This shrub will be one of the last plants in your yard to put leaves on in the spring.
Maintenance: Can be trained into a small tree or shaped as needed. Spring (May-June) is the best time to prune. Buds are set on new growth.