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Lil Kim® Rose of Sharon

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  • USDA Hardiness Zones 5-9
  • Height 3-4 Feet Tall
  • Spread 3-4 Feet Wide
  • Light Requirement is Full Sun

Add refined beauty and a ton of flower power to your garden with Lil’ Kim® Rose of Sharon! This small-but-mighty floral powerhouse pumps out the blooms all summer long, and frames them with deep green foliage that stays healthy from spring to frost. Lil’ Kim® is perfect for smaller gardens that don’t have the space for full-sized rose of Sharon since it tops out at just 4 feet tall and wide. Its easy-going demeanor makes it one of the lowest maintenance shrubs you’ll enjoy in your garden.

Lil’ Kim® makes a perfect companion to other sun-loving shrubs and perennials in garden borders and beds. You can also use it to great effect massed in larger planting areas or as a low hedge. Its small size is great in containers too. With its crisp white flowers that have a bright red splash in the center, Lil’ Kim® really shows up at a distance when in bloom, so you’ll see it when planted further away in the garden. Just give it the sun it craves and you’ll be rewarded with an easy-care shrub that is smothered in flowers for most of the summer. Pollinators love it too!

Lil’ Kim Red Rose of Sharon Care

Rose of Sharon are such drought-resistant and easy-care plants, you’ll love having them in your garden. The key requirement is as much sun as possible for the best flower show. Whatever garden soil you have is fine, just remove any large rocks at planting time. You don’t need to add compost or other amendments when you back-fill the planting hole (dig it as deep as the root ball and twice as wide). Water thoroughly and keep it well watered the first growing season, especially when it gets hot and dry during the height of summer. You can skip fertilizer, but if you want to feed it, do so in the spring using a granular slow-release fertilizer that is labeled for use on flowering shrubs.

Pruning Lil' Kim Rose of Sharon is not necessary. Some gardeners do choose to prune in late winter or early spring to help maintain the shape or to rejuvenate the plant. Trim off dead or sick branches anytime of the year. The growth of the shrub has a naturally neat upright habit without any pruning though.

Lil’ Kim Red Rose of Sharon Spacing

Lil’ Kim® is half the size of regular rose of Sharon shrubs, making it perfect for smaller, sunnier spots and even containers. Just make sure you plant it in a large enough pot that will not tip over when it reaches its full 3- to 4-foot height and width. When planting in the ground, give it 2.5-3 feet of space all around before planting any other shrubs or perennials near it so it has room to fill in. Snug it a little closer when planting as a mass or hedge, about 2 feet center-on-center.

Hibiscus syriacus 'Antong Two' Plant Facts

USDA Hardiness Zones: 5-9
Flower Color(s): White
Bloom Period: Summer
Foliage Color(s): Green
Exposure: Full Sun
Height: 3-4 Feet
Spread: 3-4 Feet
Spacing: 4-5 Feet
Habit: Upright
Blooms On: New Wood
Watering: Average
Shrub Type: Deciduous
Scientific Name: Hibiscus syriacus 'Antong Two' USPP 19,547
Common Name: Lil Kim® Rose of Sharon
Brand: Proven Winners ColorChoice®

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Plant Addict Guarantee (Included On All Plant Orders)

Plant Addicts guarantees your plant(s) will arrive happy and healthy, but the plant(s) are being shipped through the mail and accidents happen. If the plant is dead, has dried out roots or the incorrect item was shipped just notify Plant Addicts within 3 days upon delivery. We may ask for pictures but will try to make it as easy as possible for you. Please note plant(s) with damaged branches or wilted leaves will not qualify for this guarantee. Plants are very resilient and will rebound quickly when cared for correctly.

For information on how to care for you new plant please check out our guide. Guide: How to Care for Your New Plant(s)

Plant Addicts Warranty - 1 Year (Extra Purchase Required)

We encourage all plant lovers to purchase the Plant Addicts Warranty whether you’re new or an expert. There are many variables outside our control and yours that can cause the demise of your plant(s). Examples would be hungry animals, drought, poor soil conditions, over watering, disease, insects & many other factors. The Plant Addicts Warranty is a 1 year warranty protecting you from all the unknowns and will replace your plant if it moves on to the plant afterlife.

The warranty is purchased on a per plant basis and must be purchased at the same time as the plant purchase. We will cover 100% of the price of the plant but the warranty does not cover shipping cost. Simply let us know if your plant has died within one year of receiving it and we’ll get you a new one shipped out. We may ask for photos for documentation purposes but again we’ll try to make it as easy as possible.

For more information, please go to our Shipping & Returns page at the bottom of the website.

Guide: How to Care for Your New Plant(s)

Planter Shipping

Standard Colors: 2-3 business days

Special Order Colors: 8 weeks - this is due to the planter being custom made with the color(s) of your choice

Please Note: On special orders there can not be any cancellations

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Summer Shipping

  • If there is extreme heat we’ll delay shipping.  
    • We’ll have to review what areas the plants are traveling through along with your location

Once your plant is shipped you’ll receive an email with tracking information. Depending on the above criteria we’ll ship your plant(s) towards beginning of the following week from your order. We put together this helpful guide of what to do when you receive your plants in the mail.

It is important to know that all of our plants are clearly labeled for which growing zones the plant can survive in. The plants are thoroughly trialed and tested in every growing zone before we state the plant can grow in a zone. Again, our #1 priority is to ship the plants to you healthy and ready to thrive in your location. So we will do everything in our power to do so.

2 Reviews - Lil Kim® Rose of Sharon Show Reviews

  • 5
    Healthy plants with strong...

    Posted by Chris Lee on Jul 10th 2021

    The four plants seem small when they arrived, but they were looking very healthy.
    Their root systems are strong, I am sure they will grow as expected.

    The order were processed and shipped promptly; excellent customer service!

  • 5
    1 x Lil Kim® Rose of...

    Posted by Stan Falk on Nov 7th 2020

    The plant is healthy and should survive the winter.