Bought a white and purple pillar last fall 2020 at Lowe’s. They were about 12 inches tall. I crossed my fingers as I have had very little success with Rose of Sharon in the past. I would say they are very happy as they are now both at least four feet tall and full of buds. The purple one is loaded with flower buds but none have opened. This concerns me because by now we normally have had a killing frost by the end of Sept. If this is a late bloomer I may be in trouble…. The white one is also full of blooms and has sporadically bloomed. Not a real stunning display and I don’t see any double or semi double blooms.I looked at it last night and was surprised to see that one branch has purple blossoms.. I believe the white was a sport so it may be reverting back. The plants themselves are growing tall , straight and thin so I anticipate they will be the correct form. Crossing my fingers about the blooms. Zone 5 upstate ny 9/30/21
White Pillar® Rose of Sharon Hibiscus syriacus
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).
A new color for this unique rose of Sharon series!
White Pillar® rose of Sharon is a sister plant to Purple Pillar®, the plant that changed how you think about rose of Sharon. Both naturally grow as a narrow column, so it takes up just a fraction of the space that conventional roses of Sharon do. This particular variety sports pure white, semi-double blooms, making it an elegant choice for planting in any style landscape and along with any type of architecture. This unusual, space-saving habit unlocks so many new design possibilities: plant alongside your front entrance, as the centerpiece to a formal container, as a privacy screen, or a dramatic specimen. It's easier than ever to enjoy this summer-blooming favorite. Available in better garden centers in spring 2018.
Top reasons to grow White Pillar rose of Sharon:
- Narrow, space-saving habit is unlike other rose of Sharon.
- Doubled white flowers work with any home and color scheme.
- All the easy care reliability you expect from roses of Sharon.
CharacteristicsPlant Type:ShrubShrub Type:DeciduousHeight Category:TallGarden Height:120 - 192 InchesSpacing:24 - 36 InchesSpread:24 - 36 InchesFlower Colors:WhiteFlower Shade:WhiteFoliage Colors:GreenFoliage Shade:GreenHabit:UprightContainer Role:Thriller
Plant NeedsLight Requirement:SunMaintenance Category:EasyBlooms On:New WoodBloom Time:Summer through FallHardiness Zones:5a, 5b, 6a, 6b, 7a, 7b, 8a, 8b, 9a, 9bWater Category:AverageUses:Border PlantUses:ContainerUses:Good for ScreeningUses:LandscapeUses:Mass PlantingUses:Specimen or Focal PointUses Notes:
The only limit to the uses of the versatile, unique rose of Sharon is your imagination! We do recommend it get a minimum of six hours of bright sun for best looks and performance.Maintenance Notes:
Rose of Sharon requires essentially no special care. A good 2-3" layer of shredded bark mulch would be a welcome addition to the root zone. Pruning is rarely required but can be done in early spring. If you wish to fertilize, a granular fertilizer formulated for woody plants, like a rose fertilizer, can be applied in early spring, once the ground has thawed.
Rose of Sharon can be quite late to leaf out in spring, so do be patient.Fun Facts:
The technical term for plants that grow tall and narrow like the Pillar series of rose of Sharon is "fastigiate" (pronounced fa-stidge-itt).White Pillar® Hibiscus syriacus 'Gandini van Aart' USPP 28,892, Can 6,179
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L s kay, New York, United States, 13 weeks ago
Love this plant. Some blooms actually have a spec of a tinge of blood purple but only one of four blooms I see it. Super beautiful.Maribel Acosta, Florida, United States, 1 year ago