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Helene Rose of Sharon

Hibiscus syriacus 'Helene'

Pronunciation: hi-BIS-kus si-ri-A-kus
SKU #00226

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Description White, heavily ruffled flowers with reddish purple eyes complement handsome, leathery dark green leaves. Dense, upright growth is more compact than others. Blooms nearly continuously over a long season, and rarely sets seeds. Tolerates air pollution. Makes a wonderful informal hedge or screen, and is easily trained into a small tree. Deciduous.
Light Full sun, Partial sun
Watering Water when top 3 inches of soil is dry.
Blooms Summer
Mature Size Grows 9 ft. tall, 6 ft. wide.
Deciduous/Evergreen Deciduous
Special Features Waterwise, Non-toxic to Cats and Dogs, Compact Form
Growth Rate Moderate
Growth Habit Upright
Flower Attributes Flowers for Cutting, Long Bloom Season, Showy Flowers
Landscape Use Border, Container, Hedge, Privacy Screen
Flower Color Multicolored
Foliage Color Green
Companion Plants Hydrangea (Hydrangea); Viburnum (Viburnum); Lilac (Syringa); Lavender (Lavandula); Phlox (Phlox)
Care Adaptable to most well-drained soils except very wet or dry. Water deeply, regularly in first growing season to establish root system. Once established, reduce frequency; tolerates brief periods of drought. Feed before new growth begins in spring. Prune after flowering to shape and promote vigorous new growth.

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