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Lil' Kim Rose of Sharon

Hibiscus syriacus

  • Exposure
    • Sun
  • Season
    • Spring
    • Summer
  • Mature Size
    • 36 - 48 Inches
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ColorChoice® Flowering Shrubs
ColorChoice® Flowering Shrubs

Lil' Kim Rose of Sharon Hibiscus syriacus

Sun 36 - 48

Features

Late summer flowers last for up to three days instead of the typical one of other varieties. Dwarf. Deer resistant. Adaptable.

Heat Tolerant
Drought Tolerant
Attracts: 
Butterflies
Hummingbirds
Resists: 
Deer

Characteristics

Duration: 
Shrub
Shrub Type: 
Deciduous
Height Category: 
Short
Garden Height: 
36 - 48 Inches
Spacing: 
48 - 60 Inches
Spread: 
36 - 48 Inches
Flower Colors: 
White
Flower Shade: 
White
Foliage Colors: 
Green
Foliage Shade: 
Green
Habit: 
Upright
Container Role: 
Thriller

Plant Needs

Light Requirement: 
Sun
Maintenance Category: 
Easy
Blooms On: 
New Wood
Bloom Time: 
Early Summer
Bloom Time: 
Mid Summer
Bloom Time: 
Late Summer
Hardiness Zones: 
5a, 5b, 6a, 6b, 7a, 7b, 8a, 8b, 9a, 9b
Water Category: 
Average
Uses: 
Container
Uses: 
Landscape
Uses Notes: 

Container plant, hedge or specimen

Maintenance Notes: 

Best if planted in well drained soil. Does not like to be extremely wet or dry. Prune in late winter or early spring and apply a shrub fertilizer in early spring for the best show of flowers. Has moderate growth habit.

Say hello to the first dwarf Rose of Sharon! Lil' Kim is unique little shrub with dainty little white flowers punctuated with a showy red eye. The plant appear to be a polyploid because it has thick, dark green leaves and the flowers last for three days instead of the typical one day before falling. Creates many new landscape and garden uses; great for mixed containers, mixed perennial beds or for around decks or entry gardens. Developed by noted plantsman Dr. Shim of South Korea.

People, Places and Plants Magazine listed Lil' Kim as one of the 9 Hot Shrubs for 2008.

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