An excellent backdrop to a perennial border; a tall, upright shrub with a vase shape habit; loaded with extremely showy, pink, double flowers through summer; very adaptable plant, but prefers full sun
Pink Chiffon® Rose of Sharon features bold pink round flowers with crimson eyes and crimson streaks along the branches from mid to late summer, which emerges from distinctive red flower buds. It has attractive dark green foliage throughout the season. The lobed leaves are highly ornamental but do not develop any appreciable fall colour. The fruit is not ornamentally significant.
Pink 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;
Pink Chiffon® Rose of Sharon is recommended for the following landscape applications;
General Garden Use
Planting & Growing
Pink Chiffon® Rose of Sharon will grow to be about 12 feet tall at maturity, with a spread of 6 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 a species not originally from North America.
Pink Chiffon® Rose of Sharon makes a fine choice for the outdoor landscape, but it is also well-suited for use in outdoor pots and containers. Its large size and upright habit of growth lend it for use as a solitary accent, or in a composition surrounded by smaller plants around the base and those that spill over the edges.