Aphrodite Rose of Sharon
The Aphrodite Rose of Sharon is a great shrub that can fit in many locations in your landscape. This is a moderate to larger size shrub, so proper placement for this plant is important. If a larger bed, or shrub border is needed, this would be an ideal plant for those purposes. This shrub generally grows in an upright manner, with a rounded overall form. It is densely branched, and when combined with the foliage, gives the plant a nice full overall appearance. The leaves are moderate in size, up to 4 inches long. They have three lobes, with widely rounded serrations. They have a nice dark green color during the spring and summer, without any fall color. The flowers are 5 petaled and 3 inches wide, blooming all over the shrub. The flower is colored pink, with a center eye colored dark red. These flowers have a long growing season from early summer into the fall.
Hibiscus syriacus ‘Aphrodite’ grows to a height of 6 to 10 feet, with a spread of 4 to 8 feet. It is recommended for climate zones 5 to 8. It can grow in full to partial sun. Aphrodite grows best in rich, well drained soils with at least moderate amounts of moisture. It can however, grow in a range of different conditions. It does not seem to have any serious disease or insect issues. It can be pruned in the spring or late winter before new growth occurs.
Care & Shipping Notes
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