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Sugar Tip® Rose of Sharon

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  • USDA Hardiness Zones 5-8
  • Height 5-6 Feet Tall
  • Spread 4-6 Feet Wide
  • Light Requirement is Full Sun

The foliage and blooms make for a beautiful display that lasts from spring all the way to fall! The blooms are double blooms and a charming pale pink. This Rose of Sharon is a space saver that has unique foliage of blue-green and multicolored, velvety cream white. You won’t be breaking your back pulling out seedlings either as this Rose of Sharon does not produce seed.

The Sugar Tip rose of Sharon has a unique foliage that is sure to add whimsical character to your yard. It is a blue green foliage, with tips that are variegated white. It produces an abundance of double pale pink blooms all summer long. This deciduous shrub is tall, it grows to a height of sixty to seventy-two inches. It’s has an upright growth habit with a spread of forty-eight to seventy-two inches. Plant this Rose of Sharon as a thriller in a container. It works wonderfully when planted as a border plant, for screening and hedges.

Sugar Tip Rose of Sharon Care

To care for your Sugar Tip Rose of Sharon be sure to plant in full sun, ensuring it receives 6 plus hours of sun a day. This rose of Sharon can flourish in any soil unless it is extremely wet or too dry. Medium moisture is optimal with good drainage. It has average water needs. Fertilizer for this shrub should be slow release and applied in the early spring. Pruning needs to be done in the late fall or early spring, heavy pruning is ok.

Sugar Tip Rose of Sharon Spacing

When planting your Sugar Tip Rose of Sharon be sure to space correctly. Spacing for screening, hedges, and border planting should be at minimum sixty inches, center on center. This will ensure there is plenty of room for a healthy root system.

Hibiscus syriacus 'America Irene Scott' Plant Facts

USDA Hardiness Zones: 5-8
Flower Color(s): Pink
Bloom Period: Summer
Foliage Color(s): Variegated-Green, White
Exposure: Full Sun
Height: 5-6 Feet
Spread: 4-6 Feet
Spacing: 5-7 Feet
Habit: Upright
Blooms On: New Wood
Watering: Average
Shrub Type: Deciduous
Scientific Name: Hibiscus syriacus 'America Irene Scott' USPP 20,579
Common Name: Sugar Tip® Rose of Sharon
Brand: Proven Winners ColorChoice®

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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.

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

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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 - Sugar Tip® Rose of Sharon Show Reviews

  • 1
    very...very ...very small for what they...

    Posted by Ellen Althouse on Jun 8th 2021

    very...very ...very small for what they cost

  • 5
    Small but very strong &...

    Posted by Roberta Wood on Jul 24th 2020

    The variegated leaf on this plant is absolutely beautiful. No flowers yet so can't comment. It was a pleasure doing business with this company.. Easy and fast. Product packed very very well and arrived quickly. Highly recommend