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Paraplu Rouge™ Rose of Sharon

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An upright, rounded shrub presenting abundant, large reddish-pink blooms with dark red centers and cream anthers; attractive green foliage; very adaptable; ideal for the mixed garden border or massed as a hedge or screen

Characteristics

Average Landscape Height:
10 feet
Average Landscape Width:
5 feet
Growth Rate:
medium
Genus:
Hibiscus
Species:
syriacus
Cultivar:
Minsyrou17
Flower Color:
rose
Flower Period:
from mid summer to early fall
Summer Foliage Color:
green
Fall Color:
yellow
Minimum Light:
partial shade
Maximum Light:
full sun
Minimum Moisture:
average
Maximum Moisture:
moist
Plant Form:
upright spreading
Canopy:
leggy
Pruning:
late winter pruning
Pollution Tolerance:
high
Other Species Names:
Shrub Althea
Branching:
multi-stemmed
Flower Eye Color:
dark red
Flower Form:
trumpet

Ornamental Features

Paraplu Rouge™ Rose of Sharon features bold rose trumpet-shaped flowers with dark red throats and creamy white anthers along the branches from mid summer to early fall. It has green deciduous foliage which emerges light green in spring. The lobed leaves turn yellow in fall.

Landscape Attributes

Paraplu Rouge™ Rose of Sharon is a multi-stemmed deciduous shrub with an upright spreading habit of growth. Its average texture blends into the landscape, but can be balanced by one or two finer or coarser trees or shrubs for an effective composition.

Planting & Growing

Paraplu Rouge™ Rose of Sharon will grow to be about 10 feet tall at maturity, with a spread of 5 feet. It tends to be a little leggy, with a typical clearance of 2 feet from the ground, and is suitable for planting under power lines. It grows at a medium rate, and under ideal conditions can be expected to live for 40 years or more.

This shrub does best in full sun to partial shade. It prefers to grow in average to moist conditions, and shouldn't be allowed to dry out. To help this plant achive its best flowering performance, periodically apply a flower-boosting fertilizer from early spring through into the active growing season. It is not particular as to soil type or pH. It is highly tolerant of urban pollution and will even thrive in inner city environments. This is a selected variety of a species not originally from North America.

Paraplu Rouge™ Rose of Sharon makes a fine choice for the outdoor landscape, but it is also well-suited for use in outdoor pots and containers. Its large size and upright habit of growth lend it for use as a solitary accent, or in a composition surrounded by smaller plants around the base and those that spill over the edges. It is even sizeable enough that it can be grown alone in a suitable container. Note that when grown in a container, it may not perform exactly as indicated on the tag - this is to be expected. Also note that when growing plants in outdoor containers and baskets, they may require more frequent waterings than they would in the yard or garden.

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