Hibiscus are large shrubs or small trees that produce huge, colourful, trumpet-shaped flowers over a long season.
Hibiscus are deciduous shrubs with dark green leaves and the plants can grow to 15 feet tall in frost-free areas. Flowers may be up to 6 inches diameter, with colours ranging from yellow to peach to red.
Hibiscus can be planted singly or grown as a hedge plant; they can also be pruned into a single-stemmed small tree. The flowers are attractive to butterflies and bees.
Hibiscus Care & Tips
Hibiscus syriacus ‘Helene’ – Rose of Sharon, ‘Redheart’, is a deciduous shrub which blooms over a long season in the summer and fall. There are a number of varieties of Hibiscus syriacus but this is one of the showiest.
How to prune rose of Sharon (Hibiscus syriacus).
Rose of Sharon should be dormant pruned to remove crossing branches, branches that grow back into the shrub and branches that grow in the wrong direction. If you give your rose of Sharon a little attention in the early spring it will flower best for you. This should be done annually to keep the plant healthier, to encourage new plant growth and to keep it under control.