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Common Name:
Althea Rose of Sharon
Type:
Shrub
Family:
MALVACEAE
Genus:
Hibiscus
Species:
syriacus
Cultivar:
Althea
Hardiness Zone:
5
Height:
7-8 ft.
Spread:
4-6 ft.
Growth Rate:
Moderate
Growth Habit:
Upright
Light Needs:
Filtered Sun
Water Needs:
Moderate
Drought Tolerance:
Moderate
Flowers:
Y
Flower Color:
Pink
Foliage Color:
Green
Comments:
  Plant Characteristics
  Barrier: Provides visual or physical barrier
  Coastal Salt: Tolerates sandy soil and/or salt spray
  Cut Flower: Has blooms that can be used in flower arrangements
  Expalier: Can be trained to spread along a wall or fence and kept relatively flat
  Green Roof: Has shallow root system and drought tolerance suitable for a green roof
  Hedge: Grows thick and high enough for a small hedge or high privacy hedge
  Screen: Has thick foliage and provides a nice screen for noise or visual disturbance
  Attracts Birds: Birds feed on berries or plant provides shelter
  Ornamental Fruit: Bears showy fruit or berries
  Year Round: Is an evergreen and not deciduous; retains foliage year round