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Rose of Sharon: Hibiscus syriacus Red Heart

Rose of Sharon: Hibisc In late summer through early fall, 'Red Heart' bears showy, funnel-shaped, white flowers with red eyes. This deciduous shrub has medium-green, maplelike leaves, works well in a border or perennial garden, and may be pruned into a tree form. althea Hibiscus syriacus shrub white 3-lobed, coarsely toothed leaves,,,3-lobed, glossy, coarsely-toothed leaves,,,alternate, 3-lobed, coarsely toothed leaves,,,3-lobed, glossy, coarsely-toothed leaves,,,3-lobed, glossy, coarsely-toothed leaves,, upright brown 3-lobed, coarsely toothed leaves,,,3-lobed, glossy, coarsely-toothed leaves,,,alternate, 3-lobed, coarsely toothed leaves,,,3-lobed, glossy, coarsely-toothed leaves,,,3-lobed, glossy, coarsely-toothed leaves, medium-green 3-lobed, coarsely toothed leaves,,,3-lobed, glossy, coarsely-toothed leaves,,,alternate, 3-lobed, coarsely toothed leaves,,,3-lobed, glossy, coarsely-toothed leaves,,,3-lobed, glossy, coarsely-toothed leaves 118 fall summer 135 0 5.0 5.0 4.0 4.0 shrub Hibiscus is relatively carefree. 5 8 Red Heart 96 144 72 120 summer-blooming perennials like daylilies phlox, and salvia, red-leaved shrubs such as red barberry ( 'Rose Glow') or smokebush ( 'Royal Purple'), or other summer-flowering shrubs like oakleaf hydrangea and spirea Maintain uniform soil moisture the first season. Be sure the soil is moist before the ground freezes in fall. Each spring before growth begins, apply an all-purpose fertilizer, following label directions. Once shrub is established, usually by the third year, water only in times of drought. 0 Manual of Woody Landscape Plants by Michael Dirr;, Plant rose of Sharon 3 feet apart to create a long-blooming hedge. The difference between a shrub and a tree is a matter of form. Shrubs have many stems branching close to the ground, while trees have one main or only a few stems. Also, shrubs are generally smaller than trees. Choose a sunny to partly sunny site with well-drained soil. In early spring, dig a hole twice the width of container or root ball, making sure there is enough room for shrub to reach its mature spread. Set plant at same depth or slightly higher than it was in pot or, if balled, even with top of root ball. Fill in hole around plant with soil. Mound soil to form a 2-inch-high ridge around perimeter of the hole to act as a catchbasin. If plant is balled in synthetic fabric, remove carefully before planting. Burlap may be left around root ball and peeled back once plant is set in hole. Water thoroughly, filling the basin and allowing water to settle several times. Spread a 2-inch layer of mulch to retain water and to deter weeds. 1 Prune rose of Sharon in early spring before it has leafed out. Selectively cut back individual branches to shape shrub; heavy pruning yields more flowers. To prevent self-sowing, deadhead spent blooms. well drained, pH adaptable 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 1 1 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 > 0 0 0 0
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