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Lavender Chiffon Rose Of Sharon
Hibiscus syriacus 'Notwoodone'
Height: 10 feet
Spread: 8 feet
Hardiness Zone: 6b
Other Names: Shrub Althea
A newer introduction of this old-time favourite with frilly semi-double chiffon-like flowers all along the branches in shades of lavender-pink, very dainty and delicate; this is an upright shrub best used as a feature in a mixed garden composition
Lavender Chiffon Rose Of Sharon features bold lavender round flowers with rose eyes along the branches from mid-summer to early fall. It has green foliage throughout the season. The lobed leaves do not develop any appreciable fall colour. The fruit is not ornamentally significant.
Lavender Chiffon Rose Of Sharon is a multi-stemmed deciduous shrub with an upright spreading habit of growth. Its average texture blends into the landscape, but can be balanced by one or two finer or coarser trees or shrubs for an effective composition.
This is a high maintenance shrub that will require regular care and upkeep, and is best pruned in late winter once the threat of extreme cold has passed. It is a good choice for attracting butterflies and hummingbirds to your yard, but is not particularly attractive to deer who tend to leave it alone in favour of tastier treats. Gardeners should be aware of the following characteristic(s) that may warrant special consideration;
Lavender Chiffon Rose Of Sharon is recommended for the following landscape applications;
Planting & Growing
Lavender Chiffon Rose Of Sharon will grow to be about 10 feet tall at maturity, with a spread of 8 feet. It tends to be a little leggy, with a typical clearance of 2 feet from the ground, and is suitable for planting under power lines. It grows at a medium rate, and under ideal conditions can be expected to live for 40 years or more.
This shrub does best in full sun to partial shade. It prefers to grow in average to moist conditions, and shouldn't be allowed to dry out. It is not particular as to soil type or pH. It is highly tolerant of urban pollution and will even thrive in inner city environments. This is a selected variety of species not originally from North America.