Video:Guide to the Rose of Sharon Bushwith Geri Laufer
The Rose of Sharon bush is a beautiful, easily-cared for addition to any garden. This landscaping video from About.com will give you a overview of the Rose of Sharon bush.See Transcript
Transcript:Guide to the Rose of Sharon Bush
Hi, I'm horticulturist Geri Laufer, here on behalf of Crabapple Landscape Experts for About.com. We're here to talk about interesting tips about the Rose of Sharon.
Appearance of the Rose of Sharon
The Rose of Sharon, or hibiscus syriacus, didn't really come from Syria, it originated in China and India. The flowers are funnel shaped and they have that incredible hibiscus center that comes out with the stamens and pistils all attached and looks very tropical in the garden.
Some of the uses for Rose of Sharon are as an informal hedge because of the tall vase shape. Another way you can use Rose of Sharon is as a specimen because it flowers in early summer or late fall, which is a time when a lot of shrubs are already finished blooming.
Caring for Rose of Sharon Bushes
Rose of Sharon are very easy to grow; they grow in a wide variety of soil types. They prefer full sun, you'll have the most flowers in full sun, but they will grow in partial shade and bloom there, too. They appreciate a little mulch and water during the time they're getting established. So about a month or two months after you plant them, be sure to water them regularly.
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