White CHIFFON® Rose of Sharon

Zone: 5, 6, 7, 8, 9 Exposure: Full Sun Height: 8-12' Width/Spread: 6-10'

Give your garden a refreshing feeling with White Chiffon rose of Sharon. Its large blooms are a solid white with a lacy ruffle at the center. For weeks in the summertime, its flowers line each long branch, giving the plant a, undeniably eye-catching show! Visually, its flowers inspire the feeling of a light breeze or stretching onto freshly washed sheets. Practically speaking, it’s just as easy to take care of as it is to look at. It tolerates any soil, so long as it’s well-draining. No need to amend or worry too much about drought once it’s established. It also effortlessly handles a wide variety of landscape troubles like deer, heat, sidewalk salt, and black walnut. If you’d like to relax in front of a beautiful view, perhaps this plant is for you.

Why grow White Chiffon rose of Sharon?

  • Abundant summer blooms
  • Super low maintenance
  • Tough landscape performance


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.

Botanical Name

Hibiscus syriacus 'Notwoodtwo' PP#12,612


5, 6, 7, 8, 9

Flower Color


Foliage Color







Full Sun


Acidic, Alkaline, Any, Average, Dry, Moist, Salty, Sandy, Well-draining

Season of Interest



Borders, Containers, Cottage gardens, Covering Fences, Foundations, Hedges, Mass Planting, Screening


Alkaline soil, Award winner, Clay soil, Deer resistant, Drought tolerant, Heat tolerant, Salt tolerant

Blooms On

New wood


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