Plant spacing is based on the ultimate width of the plants. This figure is normally given as a range; for example, 3-5’. If you live in a cold climate and/or want plants to fill in more quickly, plan to space at the shorter end of the range. If you live in a warm climate, are on a limited budget, or are willing to wait longer for plants to touch, use the higher end of the range. Using the larger number is recommended when calculating distance from a building or structure. There’s really no such thing as "maximum spacing": if you don’t want your plants to touch, you can space them as far apart as you’d like. All plant spacing is calculated on center, or in other words, the centers of the plants are spaced one half of their eventual width apart:
Unless you are planting in a straight line, as you might for hedges or edging, space your plants in a staggered or zig-zag pattern for a more interesting and naturalistic look:
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DescriptionThanks to its elegant, fully double, pure white blooms, White Chiffon® rose of Sharon (Hibiscus syriacus) is one flowering shrub that will never go out of style! A member of the award-winning Chiffon® series from Proven Winners, its soft, graceful habit is covered with big white flowers all summer. The clean white blooms go with any color in your garden (or with your home!). We especially love it planted near a deck or patio where you enjoy summer evenings, as its bright, crisp blooms really shine out at night. This is a staff favorite that everyone wants for their garden once they’ve seen it in bloom.
White Chiffon® is incredibly easy to grow, making it perfect for gardeners of any skill level! Find a sunny spot to plant it and watch this prolific bloomer shine and attract butterflies all season long.DetailsBotanical name:Hibiscus syriacus 'Notwoodtwo' Patent #: USPP 12,612 Common name: Rose of Sharon, althea, hibiscus Zone: 5-9 Sun exposure: Full sun (6+ hours sun) Height x width: 8-12' tall x 6-10' wide Flower color: White Foliage color: Green Season of Interest: Summer Bloom time: Early summer, midsummer, late summer Features: Proven winners, privacy & screening, heat tolerant, deer resistant, best for beginners Uses: Flower gardens, landscaping, specimen, flowering hedge How To GrowSoil: Plant in any well-drained spot. Can take some dryness once established. Light: Full sun (6+ hrs/day) is best Water: Average Space: Min. 8' apart Fertilizing: Fertilize in early spring, once the ground has thawed, with a granular rose fertilizer. Winterizing: No special treatment is required; 2-3" of mulch is recommended. Maintenance & Pruning: Rose of Sharon does not need regular pruning, but may be pruned or trimmed in early spring if desired.
NOTE: Rose of Sharon is late to leaf out in spring. That doesn't mean it's dead! Be patient.
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These are nice if small plants, but I have been disappointed they had been recently pruned severely. They seemed shocked and have yet to sprout new shoots. That wasn't necessary for them to fit in the shipping carton. I suspect they were pruned so the cutting could be rooted for future sales.
We're sorry you are not satisfied with your plants! We do note that all of our plants are young on each product page and on our plant sizes page https://www.greatgardenplants.com/pages/sizes. The size and maturity of the plants varies widely depending on the time of the year you purchased and if they were recently trimmed. The important thing when it comes to purchasing plants, whether online or in a garden center, is that they have a full, robust root system, and that's what we prioritize in our greenhouses. The more roots a plant has, the more energy it can put into growing once it is planted in your garden. We do keep our plants trimmed to encourage strong root development!
Have not planted for it has been toooo hot down here. Heat index close to 120 last 2 weeks. Will nurse inside until heat breaks. Blooming away
White Chiffon Rose of Sharon
They came healthy and are doing well. One already has buds.