Minerva Rose of Sharon

Hibiscus syriacus 'Minerva'

SKU
00230
Compact, deciduous shrub selected for abundance of superior, continuous flowers with longer bloom season and little to no seed production. Lavender flowers have a pink overlay and dark red eye. Dense habit of handsome, leathery, dark green foliage creates a wonderful informal hedge or screen. Highly tolerant to air pollution and drought.
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Water regularly - weekly, or more often in extreme heat or containers.

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Botanical Pronunciationhi-BIS-kus si-ri-A-kus
Average Size at MaturityModerate growing; reaches 10 ft. high, 6 ft. wide.
Bloom TimeSummer
Deciduous/ EvergreenDeciduous
Flower AttributeLong Bloom Season, Showy Flowers
Flower ColorPink
Foliage ColorGreen
Garden StyleCottage, Rustic
Growth HabitErect
Growth RateModerate
Landscape UseBorder, Container, Firescaping/Fire Wise, Privacy Screen, Specimen, Coastal Exposure, Urban Garden
Light NeedsFull sun, Partial sun
Soil NeedsAll-Purpose Plant Food
Special FeatureAttracts Hummingbirds, Dense Habit, Easy Care, Bird Friendly, Tolerates Urban Pollution, Compact Form
Water NeedsModerate
Watering NeedsWater regularly - weekly, or more often in extreme heat or containers.

Adaptable to most well-drained soils. Water deeply, regularly during first growing season to establish extensive root system. Once established reduce frequency; tolerates brief periods of drought. Apply fertilizer before new growth begins in spring. Prune after flowering to shape or promote vigorous new growth.

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