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Rose of Sharon 'Pink Chiffon'

$42.99

Rose of Sharon 'Pink Chiffon'

Pot Size: 3 Gallons 

Current Height: Approx. 1.5 feet

Height:  12 feet

Spread:  6 feet

Sunlight:  full sun  partial shade 

Hardiness Zone:  5a

Description:

An excellent backdrop to a perennial border; a tall, upright shrub with a vase shape habit; loaded with extremely showy, pink, double flowers through summer; very adaptable plant, but prefers full sun

Ornamental Features

Pink Chiffon® Rose of Sharon features bold pink round flowers with crimson eyes and crimson streaks along the branches from mid to late summer, which emerge from distinctive red flower buds. It has attractive dark green foliage throughout the season. The lobed leaves are highly ornamental but do not develop any appreciable fall colour. The fruit is not ornamentally significant.

Landscape Attributes

Pink Chiffon® Rose of Sharon is a multi-stemmed deciduous shrub with an upright spreading habit of growth. Its average texture blends into the landscape, but can be balanced by one or two finer or coarser trees or shrubs for an effective composition.

This is a high maintenance shrub that will require regular care and upkeep, and is best pruned in late winter once the threat of extreme cold has passed. It is a good choice for attracting butterflies and hummingbirds to your yard, but is not particularly attractive to deer who tend to leave it alone in favor of tastier treats. Gardeners should be aware of the following characteristic(s) that may warrant special consideration;

  • Insects
  • Disease

Pink Chiffon® Rose of Sharon is recommended for the following landscape applications;

  • Accent
  • Mass Planting
  • Hedges/Screening
  • General Garden Use
  • Container Planting

Planting & Growing

Pink Chiffon® Rose of Sharon will grow to be about 12 feet tall at maturity, with a spread of 6 feet. It tends to be a little leggy, with a typical clearance of 2 feet from the ground, and is suitable for planting under power lines. It grows at a medium rate, and under ideal conditions can be expected to live for 40 years or more.

This shrub does best in full sun to partial shade. It prefers to grow in average to moist conditions, and shouldn't be allowed to dry out. It is not particular as to soil type or pH. It is highly tolerant of urban pollution and will even thrive in inner city environments. This is a selected variety of a species not originally from North America.

*Some photos are of mature plants that are several years old. You will be receiving a smaller, less mature plant that will need time to reach its mature size.