Tropical–looking blooms you can't help but notice in the summer garden, thanks to the eye zone thrown into sharp relief against the white of the petals and green of the foliage. That's just one reason this hibiscus makes a fabulous specimen planting, it also grows to a mature height of 8–10' and boasts lush, handsome foliage. You can also plant several together, and create a gorgeous flowering hedge. Attracts butterflies and beneficial pollinators; rarely interests deer. You can get a head start with this one—we're shipping it now, more established and ready to go in the summer garden. Hibiscus syriacus 'Red Heart'
Hibiscus syriacus, also known as Rose of Sharon, is handy if you love the look of tropical flowers, but need something more reliable in a cold climate. Rose of Sharon is woody, and these hard stems won't die back in the winter, standing up to cold weather better. It's gorgeous architectural interest for a more formal landscape.
Hibiscus syriacus 'Red Heart'
Sun Exposure:Full Sun
Height/Habit:5 - 8 feet
Spread:5 - 6 feet
Spacing:5 - 6 feet
Flowering Date:Midsummer to frost
Planting Instructions:Dig a hole large enough to give roots plenty of room. Build a mount at the bottom and place roots over it. Position the plant so the previous soil line is even with the ground level; the trunk will be darker in color below the original planting line.
Winter Care:Mulch first winter in Northern areas
Shipped:DORMANT 3' BAREROOT
Flower Form:Single white flowers with red eye
Foliage Type:Strong green, maple-like, deeply tooted along margins. Late leafing in spring.
Pruning:Prune to keep desired form / retain spherical shape. Early spring
Soil Requirement:Well drained soil, very tolerant of a wide range of soils
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: