Rose of Sharon Minneapolis MN

Rose of Sharon flowers in late summer to fall when few other shrubs are in bloom. Flower colors include blue, pink, red, lavender, purple, and white, depending on the variety. Most varieties grow 8 to 12 feet tall and 6 to 10 feet wide. The plant shows good pollution tolerance, making it appropriate for urban gardens in Minneapolis.

Tangletown Gardens
(612) 822-4769
5353 Nicollet Ave. S.
Minneapolis, MN
 
Minnehaha Falls Nursery & Garden Store
(612) 724-5454
4461 MINNEHAHA AVE
MINNEAPOLIS, MN
 
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(612) 285-8467
5005 Bryant Ave S
Minneapolis, MN

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Edina, MN

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(763) 754-8090
11506 Central Ave NE
Blaine, MN

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(952) 466-3391
7815 Highway 212 E.
Chaska, MN
 
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(651) 636-8193
1800 Highway 36 W
Roseville, MN

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(763) 577-1948
4819 Howe Lane
Brooklyn Center, MN
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13626 80th Cir N
Maple Grove, MN

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11741 Virginia Ave N
Champlin, MN

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Rose of Sharon

An erect, deciduous shrub, rose of Sharon produces colorful, cup-shaped flowers in summer and fall. Other common names include shrub althea and Chinese hibiscus.

About This Plant

Rose of Sharon flowers in late summer to fall when few other shrubs are in bloom. Flower colors include blue, pink, red, lavender, purple, and white, depending on the variety. Most varieties grow 8 to 12 feet tall and 6 to 10 feet wide. The plant shows good pollution tolerance, making it appropriate for urban gardens.

Special Features

Easy care/low maintenance

Site Selection

Select a site with full sun to light shade and moist, well-drained soil.

Planting Instructions

Plant in spring or fall. Space plants 6 to 10 feet apart, depending on the expected mature size of the plant. Dig a hole only as deep as the root ball and 2 to 3 times as wide. If your soil is in very poor condition, amend the soil you've removed from the hole with a small amount of compost. Otherwise don't amend it at all. Carefully remove the plant from the container and set it in the hole. Fill the hole half full with soil, then water it well to settle the soil and eliminate air pockets. Let the water drain, then fill the remainder of hole with soil and water thoroughly.

Care

Apply a layer of compost under the tree each spring, spreading it out to the dripline (the area under the outermost branches). Add a 2-inch layer of mulch to retain moisture and control weeds. Water plants during the summer if rainfall is less than 1 inch per week. Flowers are produced on new wood, so prune in early spring to shape and reduce size. Pruning the shrub back to 2 to 3 buds per branch in spring encourages larger flowers. Remove dead, diseased, and injured branches any time.

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