Hibiscus syriacus 'Woodbridge' grafted on a tree stock to provide height in the landscape.
Woodbridge Rose of Sharon flowers
Height: 8 feet
Spread: 6 feet
Hardiness Zone: 6b
Other Names: Shrub Althea
A tall, stiffly upright shrub with extremely showy flowers throughout summer; large flowers are individually beautiful, deep pink with a red center; a very adaptable plant that does best in full sun makes a fantastic accent in a mixed garden composition
Woodbridge Rose of Sharon features bold rose-coloured trumpet-shaped flowers with red throats 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. Landscape Attributes
Woodbridge 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.
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.
Planting & Growing
It grows at a medium rate, and under ideal conditions can be expected to live for 40 years or more.
This tree does best in full sun (5 or more hours per day.) 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.