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Pollypetite® Rose Of Sharon
Pollypetite® Rose Of Sharon flowers
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Height: 4 feet
Spread: 4 feet
Hardiness Zone: 5a
Other Names: Shrub Althea
Brand: Proven Winners
An upright dwarf variety, loaded with lavender-pink blooms, over dark blue-green foliage from summer into fall; nearly seedless; this rounded, dense shrub is perfect for small spaces and very easy to care for
Pollypetite® Rose Of Sharon features showy lilac purple round flowers at the ends of the branches from mid summer to early fall. It has bluish-green foliage throughout the season. The lobed leaves do not develop any appreciable fall color. The fruit is not ornamentally significant.
Pollypetite® Rose Of Sharon is a multi-stemmed deciduous shrub with a more or less rounded form. 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;
Pollypetite® Rose Of Sharon is recommended for the following landscape applications;
- Mass Planting
- General Garden Use
- Container Planting
Planting & Growing
Pollypetite® Rose Of Sharon will grow to be about 4 feet tall at maturity, with a spread of 4 feet. It has a low canopy. 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 particular variety is an interspecific hybrid.
Pollypetite® Rose Of Sharon makes a fine choice for the outdoor landscape, but it is also well-suited for use in outdoor pots and containers. Because of its height, it is often used as a 'thriller' in the 'spiller-thriller-filler' container combination; plant it near the center of the pot, surrounded by smaller plants and those that spill over the edges. Note that when grown in a container, it may not perform exactly as indicated on the tag - this is to be expected. Also note that when growing plants in outdoor containers and baskets, they may require more frequent waterings than they would in the yard or garden.