Rose of Sharon
Althea Rose of Sharon , Hibiscus syriacus are tall upright growing small trees with beautiful 3″- 4″ flowers in summer. Many colors available including shades of white, pink, lavender and red in both single and double types. Blooms early summer to frost. Good small specimen tree or background plant. No pruning needed, except to prune into desired form. Prune anytime between March and  July.
Plant firmly at the same depth as plant is set in the pot. Water thoroughly. Thrives in heat, humidity, drought and poor soils. Well drained soil is best. Very tolerant of a wide range of soils, especially sandy infertile ones.
Remarkable frost and pollution tolerance. An all round winner of great beauty. Tolerates partial shade, but will not flower very well.

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