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?
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).
This plant is hardy in zones 5 - 9
Zones are based on the lowest average temperature an area is expected to receive during the winter. They are used to determine whether a plant is likely to be perennial in your area. If your zone is equal to or higher than the zone listed for the plant, it will be hardy for you and thrive in your climate.
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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 RyanMassachusettsUnited States44 weeks ago
Love the little flowers, They just keep comming. This is the first year and it iis doing great.kathy fisherIndianaUnited States8 years ago
stewieKansasUnited States8 years ago
Bountiful Blooms!! Great Shrub for North Texas!!L LaneTexasUnited States8 years ago
Blooms a lot!! Very compact...Can go where other rose of sharons can'tPaul RichTennesseeUnited States8 years ago
Russell StudebakerOhioUnited States8 years ago
simply beautiful!Sandie GriseSouth DakotaUnited States8 years ago