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Purple Pillar® Rose of Sharon

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  • USDA Hardiness Zones 5-9
  • Height 10-16 Feet Tall
  • Spread 2-3 Feet Wide
  • Light Requirement is Full Sun
  • Unusual columnar habit!

Looking for a standout plant in the garden? Purple Pillar Rose of Sharon is it! For those of you with limited space or looking for a focal point in the garden or a screening plant, Purple Pillar will fill your need! Imagine having a plant commanding the center of attention in the garden.

While the name Purple Pillar describes exactly what the plant does in the garden, the botanical name of Hibiscus syriacus ‘Gandini Santiago’ gives it an air of romantic mystery. A plant that will sweep you off your feet so to speak. With its purple flowers with deep splashes of red a buzz with pollinators, it will be the focal point in your garden. Even in the winter when it loses its leaves, Purple Pillar will still add a design element to the garden.

Purple Pillar Rose of Sharon Care

Purple Pillar blooms from summer all the way into fall and will do best with just average water and soil when planted in full sun. It is hardy from Zone 5a-9b which means it will grow almost anywhere in the country! Pruning is minimal so it is pretty much a carefree plant.

Purple Pillar Rose of Sharon Spacing

Purple Pillar is a tall plant, growing 10-16 ft. high and just 2-3 ft. wide! This is a plant that is not only a great focal point in the garden, it is a fabulous hedge to surround the garden or as a screen to provide some privacy to the home. It can be used in a container as the thriller or used in mass plantings as well, creating its own pollinator haven.

Interesting Fact - The flowers on Purple Pillar rose of Sharon are semi-double, which means that they have two or more layers of petals, but that the stamens and pistil are still visible in the center.

Purple Pillar Rose of Sharon Plant Facts

USDA Hardiness Zones: 5-9
Flower Color(s): Purple
Bloom Period: Summer through Fall
Foliage Color(s): Green
Exposure: Full Sun
Height: 10-16 Feet
Spread: 2-3 Feet
Spacing: 2-3 Feet
Habit: Upright - Columnar
Blooms On: New Wood
Watering: Average
Shrub Type: Deciduous
Scientific Name: Hibiscus syriacus 'Gandini Santiago' USPP 25,568
Common Name: Purple Pillar® 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.

8 Reviews - Purple Pillar® Rose of Sharon Show Reviews

  • 5

    Posted by Tom Corcoran on Jun 21st 2021

    Two healthy looking plants arrived in good condition.

  • 3
    Rose of Sharon needs some time to grow!

    Posted by Adelaide Osborne on Jun 15th 2021

    Small plants arrived! Looking forward to their growing!

  • 3
    Purple Pillar Rose of...

    Posted by Amy McAdams on Jun 13th 2021

    Slightly disappointed in the size of the plant (approximately 6" tall). Also, there was nothing that indicated that it would take nearly 6 weeks to arrive.

    Plant is doing well and should add beautiful color to my garden next year

  • 5

    Posted by Kristen Harvey on Jun 12th 2021

    The plants arrived so strong and healthy! The packaging was so well done - there was no WAY the plants could have been damaged. They are beautiful and thriving.

  • 5

    Posted by paul carreras on Sep 11th 2020

    My plant arrived quickly and it is a nice healthy looking plant . Thank you

  • 5
    Purple Althea, Rose of...

    Posted by Susan Pershall on Jun 7th 2020

    The plants arrived nicely packaged, looks healthy and green...the only thing is that they haven't bloomed, so I'm not sure yet if they are purple. Will come back to finish rating later. Thank you!

  • 3

    Posted by Rose on Jun 30th 2019

    Small plant but unlike the other I purchased this one seems healthy and who know it may survive.

  • 5
    Rose of Sharon Hedge?!?!

    Posted by BGMN on Apr 27th 2019

    I didn't even know that rose of sharon could be grown in a shape like this. I immediately wanted to grow a privacy hedge with these beautiful bushes! I CANNOT wait until these get bigger. I heard rose of sharon grows fast, so fingers crossed the hedge is big soon!