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Sugar Tip® Rose of Sharon Hibiscus syriacus

(7 REVIEWS)
Exposure
  • Sun

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).

Flower Season
  • Spring
  • Summer
Mature Size
72" 72"
Height
60 - 72"
Spread
48 - 72"

This plant is hardy in zones 5 - 8

Hardy Zones

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.

  • 5
  • 6
  • 7
  • 8
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    Features

    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 landscaping

    Long Blooming
    Heat Tolerant
    Drought Tolerant
    Salt Tolerant
    Attracts: 
    Butterflies
    Hummingbirds
    Resists: 
    Deer

    Characteristics

    Plant Type: 
    Shrub
    Shrub Type: 
    Deciduous
    Height Category: 
    Tall
    Garden Height: 
    60 - 72 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: 
    Early Summer
    Bloom Time: 
    Mid Summer
    Bloom Time: 
    Late Summer
    Hardiness Zones: 
    5a, 5b, 6a, 6b, 7a, 7b, 8a, 8b
    Water Category: 
    Average
    Uses: 
    Container
    Uses: 
    Landscape
    Uses 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. A

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

    • 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.

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

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

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

      michelle
      Massachusetts
      United States
      8 years ago
      Outstanding My favorite plant, I recommend to others all the time and explain the reasons why I like it so much.
    • 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
      Above Average Superior performance, among my favorites, would recommend to others.
    • 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
      Above Average Superior performance, among my favorites, would recommend to others.
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