Rose of Sharon, Althea (Hibiscus syriacus)

Plano, TX(Zone 8a)

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

Common name: Rose of Sharon, Althea
Family: Malvaceae
Genus: Hibiscus
Species syriacus

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Mississauga, ON(Zone 6a)

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!!

Deer Lake, NL, Canada

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.

Mississauga, ON(Zone 6a)

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 Good luck & at worst, you have a lush green shrub & that's not so bad!!

Harleysville, PA

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

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