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Purple Pillar® Rose of Sharon Hibiscus syriacus

  • Hardy Zones
    • 5 - 9
  • Exposure
    • Sun
  • Season
    • Summer
  • Mature Size
    • 120 - 192 Inches
Generally plants that are in stock will ship within a week after we receive the order.

Occasionally we trim plants to ensure better branching and flowering in your landscape.

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$19.99
Size: Quart
ColorChoice® Flowering Shrubs
Purple Pillar® Rose of Sharon Hibiscus syriacus
Sun 120 - 192

Features

You've never seen a rose of Sharon like this before! 

Purple Pillar® is a totally unique rose of Sharon: it naturally grows as a narrow column instead of a wide, spreading plant. It gets to be just 2-3' (.6-.9 m) wide and 10-16' tall! Think of what you could do with that: screens, hedges, patio containers. Anywhere you need a little privacy and/or color in a narrow space, this plant is a great choice. Like most all hibiscus, it will do best in full sun. It is hardy to USDA Zone 5.

In summer, each stem is packed along its entire length with purple blooms. This unusual columnar habit makes it a real space saver - if you thought you didn't have enough space to grow rose of Sharon, Purple Pillar is perfect for you. Try it in containers, or flanking your front door, or simply as a quirky accent in your landscape.

Awards: Green Thumb award, Direct Gardening Association; Silver medal, Plantarium 2016.

Continuous Bloom or Rebloomer
Long Blooming
Heat Tolerant
Drought Tolerant
Attracts: 
Bees
Resists: 
Deer

Characteristics

Duration: 
Shrub
Shrub Type: 
Deciduous
Height Category: 
Tall
Garden Height: 
120 - 192 Inches
Spacing: 
24 - 36 Inches
Spread: 
24 - 36 Inches
Flower Colors: 
Purple
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: 
Summer through Fall
Hardiness Zones: 
5a, 5b, 6a, 6b, 7a, 7b, 8a, 8b, 9a, 9b
Water Category: 
Low
Needs Good Drainage
Uses: 
Border Plant
Uses: 
Container
Uses: 
Good for Screening
Uses: 
Landscape
Uses: 
Mass Planting
Uses: 
Specimen or Focal Point
Maintenance Notes: 

The narrow habit of Purple Pillar rose of Sharon means it creates few to no branches, so little to no pruning is required. If you want to prune it, do so in early spring. In areas that experience snow fall, avoid planting it where it might be dumped on by snow falling off of the roof - yours, or your neighbors.

Fun Facts: 

The flowers on Purple Pillar rose of Sharon are semi-double, which means that they have two or more layers of petals, but that the stamens and pistil are still visible in the center.

Purple Pillar® Hibiscus syriacus 'Gandini Santiago' USPP 25,568, Can PBRAF
  • What a great plant. I have one on either side of the steps leading to the deck and also by my front steps. It has bloomed all summer long.

    Outstanding My favorite plant, I recommend to others all the time and explain the reasons why I like it so much.
    Donna
    Eden
    Maryland
    United States
    2 weeks ago
  • I started a test trial on this one in May of 2016, so far lots of growth and healthy and happy, I am hoping to see flowers next year.

    Outstanding My favorite plant, I recommend to others all the time and explain the reasons why I like it so much.
    Jennifer Winship
    Vernon
    British Columbia
    Canada
    9 weeks ago
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