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Hibiscus syriacus

Hibiscus syriacus
rose of sharon
Common name rose of sharon
Family malvaceae
Life cycle shrub (Z5)
Flowers various colors (summer)
Size 10'
Light sun
Cultural notes ordinary garden soil

Useful shrub, covered in blooms in summer. It quickly fills out into a dense shrub, so it works well as a visual screen. Ours, a purplish-blue variety, is planted where our Lane garden meets the neighbors' driveway. Blooms start in July.

We left this plant behind in our Pennsylvania garden (and wish it well); we don't grow it in Houston.

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