- Full Sun (6+ Hours Direct Sunlight)
- Mature Height 10 - 16 Feet
- Mature Spread 2 - 3 Feet
- Growing Zones 5 - 9
Red Pillar™ Rose of Sharon is the perfect, blooming shrub for even the smallest of gardens. The tall, narrow growth habit is naturally compact and requires little maintenance during the growing season. The large HIbiscus flowers are bicolored in deep pink and red, blooming nonstop through the summer. Rose of Sharon is scientifically known as Hibiscus syriacus and is the hardy cousin of true tropical shrubs, growing in USDA zones 5 to 9.
Red Pillar™ can be easily grown in the ground as an informal flowering hedge or specimen shrub, or grown in containers to decorate a patio, deck, or poolside. This easygoing deciduous shrub requires little maintenance and is easy enough for even the most inexperienced gardener. It tolerates deer browsing, periods of drought, heat, humidity, and salt spray.
Red Pillar™ Rose of Sharon Care
Rose of Sharon can handle just about any soil texture and pH level. This shrub is even tolerant of highly alkaline soils. Full to partial sun is necessary for good flowering and deep green foliage. The soil needs to be both well draining and evenly moist for vigorous growth. Fertilizing is best done once a year in the beginning of the growing season with a slow-release, complete, balanced feed. Water the shrubs well for the first year. After establishing, supplemental watering is only needed during dry or hot periods.
Rose of Sharon blooms on the current year's growth and can be pruned early in the spring before buds form. Prune out any dead or damaged branches from the winter to shape the shrubs. Remove any sucker growth from the base of the shrub. Deadheading Red Pillar™ is not necessary because the flowers are sterile. Rejuvenation pruning can be done on Rose of Sharon to control the height or encourage more dense growth lower on the plant. Cut the overall size of the shrub back by half early in the spring after all danger of a late frost has passed.
Red Pillar™ Rose of Sharon Spacing
The mature height of Red Pillar™ is a towering 10-16 feet with a narrow spread of 3 feet. Space each shrub 3 feet apart when using multiple plants for hedging. Container-grown Rose of Sharon will require a wide, deep pot at least 14 inches in diameter.
Red Pillar™ Rose of Sharon Information
|USDA Hardiness Zones: 5 - 9
|Plant Type: Bushes
|Light Exposure: Full Sun (At Least 6 Hours Of Direct Sunlight)
|Mature Height: 10 - 16 Feet
|Mature Spread: 2 - 3 Feet
|Spacing: 3 Feet
|Flower Color(s): Red
|Bloom Period: Summer
|Foliage Type: Deciduous
|Foliage Color(s): Green
|Seasonal Interest: Summer Flowering
|Tolerates: Heat, Drought
|Container Role: Thriller
|Uses: Containers, Hedges & Privacy, Specimen or Focal Point
|Features: Attracts Pollinators, Cut Flowers, Low Maintenance
|Brand: Proven Winners
|Common Name: Red Pillar™ Rose of Sharon
|Other Name(s): RED PILLAR™ Rose of Sharon
|Scientific Name: Hibiscus syriacus 'GFNHSRP' PPAF; CBRAF
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.