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Aphrodite Rose of Sharon

Hibiscus syriacus 'Aphrodite'

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Aphrodite Rose of Sharon (Hibiscus syriacus 'Aphrodite') at Tagawa Gardens

Aphrodite Rose of Sharon flowers

Aphrodite Rose of Sharon flowers

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Aphrodite Rose of Sharon (Hibiscus syriacus 'Aphrodite') at Tagawa Gardens

Aphrodite Rose of Sharon in bloom

Aphrodite Rose of Sharon in bloom

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Height:  8 feet

Spread:  6 feet

Sunlight:  full sun  partial shade 

Hardiness Zone:  5

Other Names:  Shrub Althea

Description:

A tall, stiffly upright shrub with extremely showy flowers throughout summer; flowers are individually beautiful, pink with a deep red center; very adaptable plant, but prefers full sun; this variety is slightly hardier than the species

Ornamental Features

Aphrodite Rose of Sharon features bold pink trumpet-shaped flowers with dark red throats along the branches from mid summer to early fall. It has green foliage throughout the season. The lobed leaves do not develop any appreciable fall color. The fruit is not ornamentally significant.

Landscape Attributes

Aphrodite 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 shrub will require occasional maintenance 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. It has no significant negative characteristics.

Aphrodite Rose of Sharon is recommended for the following landscape applications;

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

Planting & Growing

Aphrodite Rose of Sharon will grow to be about 8 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.

 
 
Hardiness Zone Plant Height Minimum Sunlight
Characteristics
Accent  Massing  Screening  Garden 
Applications
Flowers  Attracts Wildlife 
Ornamental Features

Disclaimer: Inventory varies seasonally as well as by the hour during busy season. Please call us directly 303-690-4722 or visit us for current availability.


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