It has very dense foliage, very few flowers but never seems to grow any taller. Disappointed. The plant is several years old, so it is well established. Any ideas? If it doesn't grow this year, it will likely be replaced.
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 - 8
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.
My Current Zone
Colorful foliage all season, and fluffy pink blooms in summer!
Fabulous and eye-catching from spring to fall, Sugar Tip rose of Sharon offers unique brightly variegated creamy-white and bluish-green foliage. It produces loads of clear pink, double flowers and does not produce seed. This is a beautiful semi-dwarf rose of Sharon that saves space and looks great all summer.
Top reasons to grow Sugar Tip® rose of Sharon:
- Variegated foliage adds beauty and interest before and beyond the bloom time
- Pure pink double flowers don't set seed - no nuisance seedlings to pull up!
- Unusual semi-dwarf habit is perfect for flower gardens and landscapingLong BloomingHeat TolerantDrought TolerantSalt TolerantAttracts:ButterfliesHummingbirdsResists:Deer
CharacteristicsPlant Type:ShrubShrub Type:DeciduousHeight Category:TallGarden Height:60 - 72 InchesSpacing:60 - 84 InchesSpread:48 - 72 InchesFlower Colors:PinkFlower Shade:PinkFoliage Colors:GreenFoliage Colors:WhiteFoliage Shade:VariegatedHabit:UprightContainer Role:Thriller
Plant NeedsLight Requirement:SunMaintenance Category:ModerateBlooms On:New WoodBloom Time:Early SummerBloom Time:Mid SummerBloom Time:Late SummerHardiness Zones:5a, 5b, 6a, 6b, 7a, 7b, 8a, 8bWater Category:AverageUses:ContainerUses:LandscapeUses Notes:
Summer color, hedges or screens, perennial or shrub borders, specimen and containers. May be planted in a container as a patio plant and then transplanted into the ground in fall.Maintenance Notes:
Grows in any soil unless it is either very dry or very wet. Prune in late fall or early spring. Can be heavily pruned. Prefers medium moisture. Fertilizer in early spring by applying a slow release fertilizer specialized for trees and shrubs. Follow the label for recommended rate of application. ASugar Tip® Hibiscus syriacus 'America Irene Scott' USPP 20,579, Can 3,582
Sharon, Washington, United States, 4 years ago
Stunning blooms that last throughout the summer.jc, United States, 6 years ago
Have blogged about this plant twice at my blog, gardendaze I like it so much. It's a strong grower, and beautuful even when not in bloom!Karla, Connecticut, United States, 8 years ago
I love this plant whether it is in bloom or not!Loki, Iowa, United States, 8 years ago
hardy , lovely, low requirements and a pleasure to own. One of by best buys.michelle, Massachusetts, United States, 8 years ago
I really like the leaves with the lighter green on the tips and the flowers are beautiful too. They are slow growing but worth the wait.silvia g, Idaho, United States, 8 years ago
My Sugar Tips are way taller than I expected at approx. 5 feet after only two summers. Foliage is gorgeous. Flowers are beautiful and plentiful even though their size is a little disappointing at only 2 to 2 1/2 inches across. Love 'em!Kim Kitzmiller, West Virginia, United States, 8 years ago