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PlantFiles Pictures: Rose of Sharon, Althea (Hibiscus syriacus)

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jules_jewel
Plano, TX
(Zone 8a)

July 17, 2003
5:32 PM

Post #585821

Rose of Sharon, Althea
Hibiscus syriacus


A 'standard' (tree form) blooming in July.

http://davesgarden.com/pf/go/788/

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SunshineSue
Mississauga, ON
(Zone 6a)

July 17, 2003
5:51 PM

Post #585844

Just a beautiful photo of your Rose of Sharon. I like your form so much that now I'm considering turning mine into a standard by trimming off all the lower branches so that it appears to be a "tree" rather than a bush. Very pretty!!
Cobalt
Deer Lake, NL
Canada

August 19, 2003
6:35 PM

Post #621222

Wow, this is a beauty... I have a rose of sharon, it's 5 or 6 years old and has never bloomed. It is otherwise very healthy looking, any suggestions?
I live in eastern Canada zone 5.
SunshineSue
Mississauga, ON
(Zone 6a)

May 31, 2004
2:42 PM

Post #891048

Cobalt...Better late than never I guess lol, but I recall hearing some time ago that Rose of Sharon just do not do (flower) well on the East Coast. I forget the reasoning, but I believe it may have been either the colder winter temps as opposed to Southern Ontario's and/or the salty spray of the ocean. I believe I heard this info on one of HGTV's Kathy Renwald's gardening shows. You may be able to pull-up info from this show by going to hgtv.ca Good luck & at worst, you have a lush green shrub & that's not so bad!!
jess2132000
Harleysville, PA

July 22, 2009
3:54 PM

Post #6850922

What kind is this? I love the light pink color??

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