Scientific Name: Hibiscus syriacus Form: Oval - vertical
Common Name:hardy hibiscus, rose of SharonTexture:Medium
Family Name:MalvaceaeHabit: Upright
Plant Type: Shrub - deciduous Mature Size (ht. X w.):2 - 3m x 1.5 - 2.0m
Origin: South Asia / India Hardiness Zone:Zone 5: (-29 to -23 C)
Leaves: Simple, Lobed, Alternate, Soft flexible, Pinnate venation, Palmate venation, Glabrous, Lustrous, Ovate, Rhomboidal, Dentate
Flowers: Flowers solitary, (Floriferous), White, Violet, Blue, Red, Sep- Oct
Fruit: Capsule, Aborted (hybrids) or absent, Brown, Oct- Nov
Exposure: Full sun, Part sun/part shade
Soil or Media: Well-drained, Humus rich
Landscape Uses: Fall interest, Mixed shrub border, Summer interest, Screening, Hedge row
Key ID Features:Shrub upright, vase-shaped; stems gray; leaves ovate, 3 major lobes towards apex, light green, long stipule ; flowers large, trumpet-shaped, solitary or paired from leaf axils. Winter ID: branches whitish, upright; buds alternate with small hairs.