This bush is a summer plant and its flowers are found in a variety of colors. These characteristics are the reason this plant is widely used in landscaping and gardening. It needs very little care, and even a single bush can change the visual appeal of the garden considerably.
Physical Form and Habit
The Rose of Sharon is known to be a deciduous shrub which is counted in the flowering bushes that grow in shade but need sunlight.
The full-grown bush has a height of about 8-10 ft, and about 6-8 ft in width. The shape of the bush is upright with multiple spread branches which contribute to the total width of the plant. When fully grown, the plant looks like a vase and often has roots outside the ground. Its extensive branches require regular pruning.
Since Rose of Sharon is a summer plant, the foliage is the best in these months. The 3 lobed leaves are dark green with coarsely toothed margins, of 2-4 inches long.