Hibiscus Purple Pillar® Description
Vertical impact! Space saving rose of Sharon for privacy hedge or containers
Rose of Sharon shrub offer exotic blooms beginning in summer and lasting well into fall. The problem has been this flowering shrub often gets too big for today's smaller yards.
Deer & drought proof purple pillar is practically perfect in every way growing only 2-3' wide and 10-16' tall with petal packing purple blooms with continuous bloom from summer-fall. Loved by bees, butterflies & hummingbirds.
How to grow
- Easy to grow in full sun and normal garden soil. Drought tolerant once established.
- Purple Pillar rose of Sharon means creates few to no branches. so little if any pruning is needed. Prune in spring to control growth or cut out any weak wood
- Once weather heats up - they begin to grow very fast!
Designing with hibiscus
- Container gardening. Plant on a sunny deck. Create a wall of privacy. Purple Pillar adds a vertical lift to groupings of container plants
- Hedge plant. The columnar nature makes this an ideal hedge plant for narrow spaces.
- Plant in groupings. In a shrub border, plant in groups of 3 or more. Place near a front entryway. This is an ideal shrub to conceal utility boxes or other unsightly views or anywhere you would like to have a random vertical accent.
Special features: Blooms first year, Attracts butterflies, Cold hardy, Deer resistant, Drought tolerant, Easy care, Fast growing, Heat tolerant, Attracts hummingbirds, Long blooming, Season extender
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- Botanical name:
Hibiscus syriacus 'Gandini Santiago'
- Common name:
Rose of Sharon
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- Height x width:
10-16' x 2-2'
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Background, Border, Container gardening, Foundation planting, Hedge, Ornamental, Privacy, Small spaces, Specimen
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- Patent #:PP 25,569
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Soil: Note: Hibiscus are very late dormancy breakers. Easily grown in average, medium moisture, well-drained soil. Prefers moist loam, but tolerates a wide range of soils.
Light: Flowers most abundantly in full sun (grow in partial shade in the South and warm inland areas of the West)
Water: Best with consistent and even moisture.
Spacing: 3-5 ft
Fertilizing: Apply a balanced fertilizer yearly in spring or fertilizing can be done organically with materials such as composted manure, bonemeal, and bloodmeal.
Winterizing: No special care needed.
Maintenance & pruning: Prune only as necessary after plants bloom in fall. Pruning is normally done for shaping purposes and to remove dead, diseased or broken branches
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