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Strawberry Smoothie™ Hibiscus

Everything you want in a flowering shrub

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  • flowering dateMidsummer to frost
  • hardiness zone5-8
  • height8 feet
  • restricted statesAE AK AZ CA GU HI ID MT NV OR PR UT WA
  • ship as1 GALLON POT
  • sun exposureFull Sun, Partial Shade
Looking for a new shrub idea for a focal point or hedge? Check. One that flowers midsummer to fall when the rest of the garden is fading? Check. How about a flowering shrub that produces large, fully double, sterile flowers that don't produce invasive seed pods? You've found it—Strawberry Smoothie Hibiscus is for you. Hibiscus syriacus, also known as Rose of Sharon, is handy if you love the look of tropical flowers, but need something more reliable in a cold climate. Rose of Sharon is woody, and these hard stems won't die back in the winter, standing up to cold weather better. The other big reason gardeners love syriacus is when they want a hibiscus tree. It naturally grows into a vase shape, but the woody stems can be manipulated into a nice tree shape. It's gorgeous architectural interest for a more formal landscape. This variety of the hardy hibiscus bears luscious red buds that open to creamy pink, tissue-like flowers in the heat of the summer when little else is blooming. The contrast of its pastel flowers against vibrant green foliage is sure to brighten any sunny area of the landscape. Add to the remarkable flowers the fact that this hibiscus is sterile, eliminating the messy seed pods that invade your borders, and you have a summer-flowering shrub with enormous appeal. Planting in groups of three or more or in line as a privacy hedge heightens its impact. A butterfly and hummingbird magnet, this tough and hardy shrub is the ideal low-maintenance ornamental. Hibiscus syriacus 'DS01BS' PP26662

Product Details

  • botanical nameHibiscus syriacus 'DS02SS'
  • flowering dateMidsummer to frost
  • flower colorPink
  • flower formOpen, saucer-shaped flowers, 3 - 5" across, have overlapping petals.
  • foliage typeStrong green, maple-like, deeply toothed along margins. Foliage appears in mid spring.
  • formPerennial
  • growth rateFast once established, which takes approximately 4 - 6 weeks.
  • hardiness zone5-8
  • height8 feet
  • planting instructionsSet at the same level it is growing at in the container. Firm soil well and water thoroughly.
  • pruningPrune to shape or rejuvenate an old plant. Remove dead or broken branches. Early spring to midsummer.
  • restricted statesAE AK AZ CA GU HI ID MT NV OR PR UT WA
  • shipping seasonFall
  • ship as1 GALLON POT
  • soil requirementWell-drained soil. Very tolerant of a wide range of soils.
  • spacing36 - 48 inches
  • spread36 - 48 inches
  • sun exposureFull Sun, Partial Shade
  • winter careMulch first winter in northern areas. Avoid areas with excessive soil moisture.

Shipping Schedule

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Plants will be shipped at the proper planting time for your area of the country during the shipping timeframes outlined below:

2024 Fall Shipping Schedule
Zone Most Dormant Bareroot & Potted Perennials, and Shrubs
3A-4B 9/2/24 - 10/25/24
5A 9/2/24 - 10/25/24
5B 9/2/24 - 10/25/24
6A & 6B 9/2/24 - 10/25/24
7A 9/23/24 - 11/8/24
7B 9/23/24 - 11/8/24
8A & 8B 9/23/24 - 11/8/24
9A-9B 9/23/24 - 11/8/24
10A-10B 9/23/24 - 11/8/24
Last Order Date Zones 3A - 6B: 10/21/24
Zones 7A - 10B: 11/4/24

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