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Sugar Tip® Rose of Sharon Hibiscus syriacus

  • Hardy Zones
    • 5 - 8
  • Exposure
    • Sun
  • Season
    • Spring
    • Summer
  • Mature Size
    • 96 - 144 Inches
$16.99
Size: Quart
ColorChoice® Flowering Shrubs
Sugar Tip® Rose of Sharon Hibiscus syriacus
Sun 96 - 144

Features

Variegated foliage is attractive all season, and soft pink blooms in summer. Deer resistant. Attracts butterflies. Non-invasive.

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: 
60 - 84 Inches
Spread: 
48 - 72 Inches
Flower Colors: 
Pink
Flower Shade: 
Pink
Foliage Colors: 
Green
Foliage Colors: 
White
Foliage Shade: 
Variegated
Habit: 
Upright
Container Role: 
Thriller

Plant Needs

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

Late season 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. A supplemental dose of liquid fertilizer may be needed in mid-summer. This plant is slower growing than other rose of sharon.

Colorful foliage all season, and fluffy pink blooms in summer!

An eye-catching, new Rose of Sharon with brightly variegated creamy-white and bluish-green foliage. Unlike 'Purpureus Variegatus' this beauty actually flowers! It produces loads of clear pink, double flowers and does not produce seed like older cultivars. This is a beautiful plant that will look great in your garden all summer.

Sugar Tip® Hibiscus syriacus 'America Irene Scott' USPP 20,579, Can 3,582
  • 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.

    Marginally Adequate Performed below expectations but may be willing to try again.
    Sharon
    Port Townsend
    Washington
    United States
    7 weeks ago
  • Stunning blooms that last throughout the summer.

    Outstanding My favorite plant, I recommend to others all the time and explain the reasons why I like it so much.
    jc
    San Jose
    United States
    2 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!

    Outstanding My favorite plant, I recommend to others all the time and explain the reasons why I like it so much.
    Karla
    Connecticut
    United States
    4 years ago
  • I love this plant whether it is in bloom or not!

    Outstanding My favorite plant, I recommend to others all the time and explain the reasons why I like it so much.
    Loki
    Iowa
    United States
    4 years ago
  • hardy , lovely, low requirements and a pleasure to own. One of by best buys.

    Outstanding My favorite plant, I recommend to others all the time and explain the reasons why I like it so much.
    michelle
    Massachusetts
    United States
    4 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.

    Above Average Superior performance, among my favorites, would recommend to others.
    silvia g
    Idaho
    United States
    4 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!

    Above Average Superior performance, among my favorites, would recommend to others.
    Kim Kitzmiller
    West Virginia
    United States
    4 years ago
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