My Lil' Kim (Antong Two) rose of sharon was supposed to be a dwarf with a height of three feet according to your tag on the plant. It is now (after six years) over eight feet tall. I am very disappointed in it. What is the proper way to prune it?
Lil' Kim® Rose of Sharon Hibiscus syriacus
The optimum amount of sun or shade each plant needs to thrive: Full Sun (6+ hours), Part Sun (4-6 hours), Full Shade (up to 4 hours).
The dwarf rose of Sharon you've always wanted!
Lil' Kim® rose of Sharon is a very special plant - it's about half the size of a conventional rose of Sharon, and sports an elegant, refined habit. Each stem is packed with flower buds that open to reveal white flowers with a showy red eye. Developed by Dr. Kyung-Ku Shim in Korea, where rose of Sharon is much beloved as the national flower.
Top reasons to grow Lil' Kim® rose of Sharon:
- Dwarf habit takes up much less space than other varieties
- Showy flowers appear all summer
- Refined habit lends grace to any landscape applicationHeat TolerantDrought TolerantSalt TolerantAttracts:ButterfliesHummingbirdsResists:DeerSmall or Miniature
CharacteristicsPlant Type:ShrubShrub Type:DeciduousHeight Category:TallGarden Height:36 - 48 InchesSpacing:48 - 60 InchesSpread:36 - 48 InchesFlower Colors:WhiteFlower Shade:WhiteFoliage Colors:GreenFoliage Shade:GreenHabit:UprightContainer Role:Thriller
Plant NeedsLight Requirement:SunMaintenance Category:EasyBlooms On:New WoodBloom Time:Early SummerBloom Time:Mid SummerBloom Time:Late SummerHardiness Zones:5a, 5b, 6a, 6b, 7a, 7b, 8a, 8b, 9a, 9bWater Category:AverageUses:ContainerUses:LandscapeUses Notes:
Container plant, hedge or specimenMaintenance 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.Lil' Kim® Hibiscus syriacus 'Antong Two' USPP 19,547, Can 3,399
John Ryan, Massachusetts, United States, 2 years ago
Love the little flowers, They just keep comming. This is the first year and it iis doing great.kathy fisher, Indiana, United States, 9 years ago
stewie, Kansas, United States, 9 years ago
Bountiful Blooms!! Great Shrub for North Texas!!L Lane, Texas, United States, 9 years ago
Blooms a lot!! Very compact...Can go where other rose of sharons can'tPaul Rich, Tennessee, United States, 9 years ago
Russell Studebaker, Ohio, United States, 9 years ago
simply beautiful!Sandie Grise, South Dakota, United States, 9 years ago