Dwarf rose of Sharon is a good fit for containers and smaller landscapes. This selection has large (3″ across) violet flowers that have a pronounced red eye. Durable, adaptable H. syriacus will tolerate most conditions including clay soil and black walnut.
Light: Thrives in full sun. When planted in an area that gets less than six hours of direct sun each day, it will not flower as prolifically and long stems may bend more.
Soil: Enjoys any type of well-draining soil.
Water: Average water needs while establishing. Demonstrates good drought tolerance after its first year in the ground.
Fertilizing: Has a pretty high nutrient need. After its first year in the ground, apply a fertilizer each spring after the soil has thawed. Use a formula with a nutrient ratio that is highest in the middle number (# – # – #), this is Phosphorous and it will help the plant develop flowers. You can also wait to see what the bloom show is like and only apply fertilizer if you notice it beginning to produce less.
Pruning: Regular pruning is not necessary. It maintains a naturally graceful upright habit on its own. If any shaping is desired, do so in early spring.
Hibiscus syriacus 'SHIMRV24' PP#26,374
5, 6, 7, 8, 9
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Borders, Foundations, Hedges, Specimen
Alkaline soil, Attracts pollinators, Clay soil, Deer resistant, Drought tolerant, Heat tolerant, Salt tolerant