Blue Bird Hibiscus, Rose of Sharon - Hibiscus syriacus, Althea frutex (latin)
Adult Dimensions: Height up to 2.5m (8.2'), width up to 2m (6.6'). Foliage: Deciduous. Soil Type: Avoid extremes. Hardiness: Becomes hardy with age (to -21°C). Protect from frosts in early years. Exposure:Full sun.
Properties and uses:
Very beautiful and abundant flowers – measuring up to 12cm (4.7") in diameter – from June until the first frosts. Cut back at the end of winter to encourage flowering. Planted alone or in a group or within a mixed flowering hedge it can be cut to shape such as into a standard, and is perfect for small or large gardens.