Minerva Rose of Sharon
Hibiscus syriacus 'Minerva'
|Description||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.|
|Light||Full sun, Partial sun|
|Watering||Water when top 2 inches of soil is dry.|
|Mature Size||Moderate growing; reaches 10 ft. high, 6 ft. wide.|
|Care||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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