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Hibiscus syriacus 'Gandini Santiago'

Rose of Sharon - Purple Pillar®

2023 Proven Winners Landscape Shrub of the Year winner.

Entirely unique, Purple Pillar®Rose of Sharon is the first columnar hibiscus. Pollinators are attracted to the semi-double flowers of purple and red which appear throughout summer and fall. This is the shrub you will adore for its beauty and narrow fastigiate habit. We’re sure you can find a spot in which to showcase this plant! Suitable for hedges, screens, entry ways, formal gardens, foundation plantings, as a specimen, or in containers. Purple Pillar® delivers great rewards with low-maintenance. Plant in a sunny area with well-drained soil. Pruning isn’t necessary, but you may trim or shape as you like in late winter or early spring. Annual application of fertilizer for flowering shrubs is recommended. Deer resistant, salt tolerant, heat and drought tolerant, too!

Key Plant Details

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Planting Zones:

5, 6, 7, 8, 9

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Soil Type:

Clay, Sandy, Loamy

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Light Requirement:

Sun

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Moisture:

Average

Plant Characteristics

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Mature Size:

10-20 feet in height, 2-3 foot spread

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Annual Growth Rate:

Moderate

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Flower Color:

Purple

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Bloom Time:

Summer

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Shop By Use:

Attracts Pollinators, Deer Resistant, Juglone Tolerant

Care Tips

Care Tips - Growing:

Rose of Sharon generally has high fertility needs and may benefit from yearly applications of a granular fertilizer formulated for flowering shrubs.

Care Tips - Pruning:

Regular pruning is not required. May be trimmed, pruned, or shaped as desired in early spring.

Care Tips - Soil:

Not finicky about soil - any well-drained site

Care Tips - Uses:

Specimen; hedge; foundation plantings; mixed borders; screening.

Zone Map

This plant will grow in these zones

5-9