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White Chiffon® Rose of Sharon Hibiscus syriacus

  • Sun
Flower Season
  • Summer
Mature Size
12' 6' 3.7m 1.8m
Height: 8' - 12'
Spread: 4' - 6'
Height: 2.4m - 3.7m
Spread: 1.2m - 1.8m
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  • Details

    96 - 144 Inches
    72 - 84 Inches
    48 - 72 Inches
    2.4m - 3.7m
    1.8m - 2.1m
    1.2m - 1.8m


    Pure white summer blooms!

    The crisp white flowers of White Chiffon® rose of Sharon make a cool, refreshing oasis in the landscape that is especially effective on summer nights, when they seem to shine out from the plant. Fluffy centers not only make the blooms extra showy, they also ensure this plant sets much less seed than conventional roses of Sharon as well. All of the Chiffon® series naturally grows with a useful rounded habit and soft graceful stems. 

    Top reasons to grow White Chiffon rose of Sharon:

    - Extra large white flowers are especially showy at night

    - Sets little to no seed so no nuisance weeds to pull out

    - Super easy to care for and long blooming

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    Long Blooming
    Heat Tolerant
    Drought Tolerant
    Salt Tolerant


    Plant Type: 
    Shrub Type: 
    Height Category: 
    Garden Height: 
    96 - 144 Inches 2.4m - 3.7m
    72 - 84 Inches 1.8m - 2.1m
    48 - 72 Inches 1.2m - 1.8m
    Flower Colors: 
    Flower Shade: 
    Foliage Colors: 
    Foliage Shade: 
    Dark Green
    Container Role: 

    Plant Needs

    Light Requirement: 

    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).

    Maintenance Category: 
    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, 9a, 9b
    Water Category: 
    Border Plant
    Good for Screening
    Mass Planting
    Specimen or Focal Point
    Uses Notes: 

    Great large shrub for landscape use, young plants can be used in containers but will need to be moved to the landscape as they mature. Can be trained into a small tree. This is an excellent plant for the mixed border or as a specimen plant.

    Maintenance Notes: 

    Blooms in late summer. Grows in any soil unless it is either really wet or dry. Prune in late fall or early spring. Can be heavily pruned, although this is usually not necessary. Prefers medium moisture. Deciduous shrub. Fertilize in early spring by applying a slow release fertilizer specialized for trees and shrubs. Follow the label for recommended rate of application. 

    White Chiffon® Hibiscus syriacus 'Notwoodtwo' USPP 12,612
  • 11 Reviews

    Browse reviews from people who have grown this plant.
    • I Love this ROS I glad it spreads seeds because I would want this all over my back yard!

      , Rhode Island
      , United States
      , 10 years ago
    • I originally had 3 of these in large pots, but 2 of them didn't make it, so I moved the survivor to a spot in the garden as a specimen plant last fall. It did well in my zone 7 garden, but the summer was very hot and dry. Now that Sept is here and it has cooled off and we've had more rain, it is in full bloom again and looks beautiful. It truly is pure white.

      k murdock
      , Maryland
      , United States
      , 11 years ago
    • I have 2 of these plants and they are superb! They offer a nice perky green with spontaneous white stand-out flowers all over adding a nice shady backdrop to this little cozy area I am designing as a respite from the heat of the late afternoon/evening sun where I intend to sit and enjoy some of my time sipping Iced Tea drinks and watching my hummingbirds and butterflies. These look nice near my Little Duckling Clematis trellis and seem to enhance them. I have a little garden spot next to the side of a shed and then the Rose of Sharon bushes. To the left is a Red bud tree, and then a blue ice cypress to form a sort of squarish shady space with the front being open. I am hoping to complete this with some sort of nice picket fencing or so, a swing, and some stepping stones, a gazing ball, and a little attractive fountain for a relaxing area.

      Jeannie Smith
      , 11 years ago
    • Russell Studebaker
      , Illinois
      , United States
      , 12 years ago
    • I was surprised at how vigorous and floriferous it is after becoming established. Lovely blossoms like Vera Wang wedding gowns. Enchanting!

      , Massachusetts
      , United States
      , 12 years ago
    • Survived drought northeast summer for its first season and bloomed beautiful pure white flowers on dark green foliage. Watering well to ready for winter,hopefully next spring buds will return. Love it

      , New York
      , United States
      , 12 years ago
    • Gorgeous blooms! Grew fantastic this year!

      Loralea Kirby
      , New Jersey
      , United States
      , 12 years ago
    • Beautiful bloom. Healthy plant. Deer love it.

      H Pfeifer
      , New Jersey
      , United States
      , 12 years ago
  • 4 Awards

    Award Year Award Plant Trial
    2005 Top Pick Dallas Arboretum
    2005 Top Pick Dallas Arboretum
    2005 Top Pick Dallas Arboretum
    2005 Top Pick Dallas Arboretum
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