- 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
|Blooms On: New Wood
|Shrub Type: Deciduous
|Scientific Name: Hibiscus syriacus 'Antong Two' USPP 19,547
|Common Name: Lil Kim® Rose of Sharon
|Brand: Proven Winners ColorChoice®
Please Note: The pictures below are to give a general representation of the different container sizes. The actual size/ages of plants are estimates and will vary based on; type of plant, time of year, last pruning & many other factors.
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Plant Addicts Warranty - 1 Year (Extra Purchase Required)
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
Time of Order:
- 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.