Fall in love with the large 4-5" flowers with prominent dark red eyes—you'll have plenty of time, they bloom generously for up to four months or more, from midsummer to frost. The dark green, heavily textured foliage remains a lustrous green well into fall. Growing 6-8' tall with a similar spread, it can be grown alone or set into a border for a screen or hedge. It's very tolerant of a wide range of soils. This variety is noted for its compact growth habit, ease of culture and reliability throughout multiple climates. It'll take cold northern winters and searing southern summers in stride. Deer tend to avoid. Hibiscus syriacus 'Aphrodite'
Hibiscus syriacus 'Aphrodite'
Sun Exposure:Full Sun, Partial Shade
Height/Habit:6 - 8 feet
Spread:6 - 8 feet
Spacing:5 - 8 feet
Flowering Date:Mid summer to frost
Planting Instructions:Plant firmly at the same depth as the plant is set in the pot. Water thoroughly. Thrives in the heat.
Winter Care:None, except to mulch the first winter in areas with colder climates. Remove early the following spring before growth starts.
Growth Rate:Fast once established, which takes approximately 4 - 6 weeks
Flower Form:Large, single open bells
Foliage Type:Palmately veined, 3 lobed, coarsely toothed along the margins. Dark green, heavily textured.
Pruning:None, except to prune into desired form. Anytime between February and mid July
Soil Requirement:Well drained. Very tolerant of a wide range of soils, especially sandy, infertile ones
Additional Information:Remarkable frost and pollution tolerance. An all round winner of great beauty. It can be used as a specimen, grown alone or set in a border, for a screen or hedge, or pruned shorter to make a small tree.
Restricted States:AE AK GU HI PR
When will my order ship?
Plants will be shipped at the proper planting time for your area of the country during the shipping timeframes outlined below:
2019 Spring Shipping Schedule
Trees > 24"
4/1/19 - 6/21/19
3/18/19 - 6/21/19
3/4/19 - 6/21/19
7A & 7B
2/11/19 - 6/21/19
2/11/19 - 5/31/19
Last Order Date
Zones 1-7: June 17th, 2019 Zones 8-10: May 27th, 2019