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HIBISCUS syriacus 'Rubis'
Rose-of-Sharon, Rubis Rose-of-Sharon
Long grown for its showy saucer-shaped summer flowers, rose-of-Sharon is a large upright deciduous shrub from eastern Asia. The antique cultivar 'Rubis' bears rose-red, maroon-eyed blooms for many weeks from midsummer to early fall, attracting hummingbirds, butterflies, and bees. The flowers are followed by capsule-like fruits, whose seeds often give rise to self-sown seedlings. The lustrous lobed leaves of medium green appear in mid-spring, later than those of most other deciduous plants. They do not color in fall.
This easily grown shrub thrives in full sun to light shade and fertile well-drained soil. It is quite cold hardy once established, but may be damaged by severe cold when young. It works well in the mixed border, as a hedge or screen, or as an individual specimen. Watch for seedlings, which will not be true to name.
9 - 1
5 - 9
H1, 2a, 2b, 3a, 3b, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9, 10, 11, 12, 13, 14, 15, 16, 17, 18, 19, 20, 21, 22, 23, 24
Full Sun, Partial Sun
8'-12' / 2.4m - 3.7m
6'-12' / 1.8m - 3.7m
Summer, Late Summer, Early Fall, Fall
Acidic, Neutral, Alkaline
Brown, Sandy Brown
Green, Yellow Green
Feature Plant, Foundation, Hedges, Mixed Border, Screening / Wind Break
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