Zones: 5 to 9
Mature Height: 10 to 24 feet
Mature Spread: 5 to 10 feet
The Rose of Sharon is a small tree with big conspicuous late summer flowers. Flowers are usually white, sometimes blue, purple or red. This ornamental shrub's blossoms attract hummingbirds. Vase-shaped with vertical branches and light gray bark. A good specimen tree or can be used as a formal or informal hedge. Native to China and India.
When choosing a location, keep in mind that the Rose of Sharon has a moderate growth rate. It grows up to 24 feet in height and 5 to 10 feet in spread. It can be planted in zones 5 to 9. Prefers full sun or light shade and moist, well-drained soil containing organic matter like compost. Urban tolerance.
How To Start These Seeds:
Scarification: Soak in water, let stand in water for 24 hours
Stratification: None required
Germination: Sow seed 1/16 inch deep, tamp the soil, mulch the seed bed
Other: Natural fall sowing for spring germination
Seed Count Per Packet:
This packet contains 40 hand-sorted, high-quality seeds.
If refrigerated upon receipt, these seeds can be stored for up to a year before you decide to use them.