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.
Sugar Tip® Rose of Sharon Hibiscus syriacus
- Hardy Zones
- 5 - 8
- Mature Size
- 96 - 144 Inches
Variegated foliage is attractive all season, and soft pink blooms in summer. Deer resistant. Attracts butterflies. Non-invasive.
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.
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.
- SharonPort TownsendWashingtonUnited States13 weeks ago
Stunning blooms that last throughout the summer.jcSan JoseUnited States2 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!KarlaConnecticutUnited States4 years ago
I love this plant whether it is in bloom or not!LokiIowaUnited States4 years ago
hardy , lovely, low requirements and a pleasure to own. One of by best buys.michelleMassachusettsUnited States4 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 gIdahoUnited States4 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 KitzmillerWest VirginiaUnited States4 years ago