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Lavender Chiffon Hibiscus syriacus

  • Hardy Zones
    • 5 - 9
  • Exposure
    • Sun
  • Season
    • Spring
    • Summer
  • Mature Size
    • 96 - 144 Inches
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Lavender Chiffon Hibiscus syriacus
Sun 96 - 144

Features

Lavender flowers in late summer. May be pruned to shape in spring. Adaptable and easy to grow. Deer resistant. Attracts butterflies.

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Heat Tolerant
Drought Tolerant
Salt Tolerant
Attracts: 
Butterflies
Hummingbirds
Resists: 
Deer

Characteristics

Duration: 
Shrub
Shrub Type: 
Deciduous
Height Category: 
Tall
Garden Height: 
96 - 144 Inches
Spacing: 
72 - 84 Inches
Spread: 
48 - 72 Inches
Flower Colors: 
Purple
Flower Shade: 
Lavender
Foliage Colors: 
Green
Foliage Shade: 
Dark Green
Habit: 
Upright
Container Role: 
Thriller

Plant Needs

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

Great large shrub for landscape use, young plants can be used in containers but will need to be moved to the landscape as they mature. Also incredible when pruned into a small tree. This is a great addition to the mixed border, or can be a nice specimen

Maintenance Notes: 

Blooms in late summer. Grows in any soil unless it is either really wet or dry. Prune in late fall or early spring. Can be heavily pruned, but this is usually not necessary. Prefers medium moisture. Deciduous shrub. Fertilize in early spring by applying a slow release fertilizer specialized for trees and shrubs. Follow the label for recommended rate of application. A supplemental dose of liquid fertilizer may be needed in mid summer.

Easy-to-grow summer color!

Large, single lavender flowers are adorned with a lacy center to create an anemone-like bloom. Beautiful for use in a mixed container, or incorporated into a mixed border.  A mass planting will create an easy-to-grow privacy screen with lots of late summer color.  Butterflies love this plant!  

Lavender Chiffon Hibiscus syriacus 'Notwoodone' USPP 12,619
  • The plant was well formed and growing strong in my backyard when we moved into our house. It is beautiful and attracts bees, butterflies, and hummingbirds. We look forward to its bloom every year.

    In fact, we like this plat so much, we've decided to add one to the front yard too!

    Above Average Superior performance, among my favorites, would recommend to others.
    Charlotte
    Napa
    California
    United States
    3 years ago
  • One of my favorite shrubs! The abundant flower display from June to September is absolutely beautiful! It is one of the last shrubs to leaf out in the spring, but the show it puts on in summer more than makes up for that. The only problem I've had with this shrub is when it gets about 5 ft, it gets top heavy and the harsh winter winds have made it lean, but we just straightened it up and staked it and it has been fine since then.

    Above Average Superior performance, among my favorites, would recommend to others.
    Sara Long
    3 years ago
  • I have 2 Rose of Sharon treees in my front yard. I love them, and was considering purchasing another 1-2 plants. The flowers attract hummingbirds and bumblebees.
    I had to severely prune one of the trees last year--it had started to grow at a slant and was hitting my windows and side of my house. It grew back beautifully by this Summer. I enjoyed its blooms until a couple of weeks ago. These plants love the sun, and survived a brutal Summer where temperatures exceeded 100 degrees for over 2 weeks each day.

    Above Average Superior performance, among my favorites, would recommend to others.
    Mary B.
    3 years ago
  • Above Average Superior performance, among my favorites, would recommend to others.
    Penny Schneider
    3 years ago
  • had a few problems but the nursery told me what to do. Love it, bloom is much nicer that the picture

    Unsatisfied Did not survive, inferior performance or did not bloom well - won't grow again.
    ethel dawson
    Texas
    United States
    4 years ago
  • I planted this tree about 5 years ago and it is maybe 7 feet tall and has bloomed every year. I like it so much I will probably get the Blue Chiffon.

    Outstanding My favorite plant, I recommend to others all the time and explain the reasons why I like it so much.
    AuntieM
    Washington
    United States
    4 years ago
Award Year Award Plant Trial
2005 Top Pick Dallas Arboretum
2005 Top Pick Dallas Arboretum
2005 Top Pick Dallas Arboretum
2005 Top Pick Dallas Arboretum
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