Purple Pillar®

Rose of Sharon (Hibiscus syriacus)
Landscape Shrub of the Year

Care information

Full sun (6+ hours/day)

Any well-drained soil will do.

Average water needs; drought tolerant once established.

Rose of Sharon benefits from annual fertilization. Once a year in early spring is sufficient, thought it may be fertilized monthly through late summer if desired.

Pruning is not required to maintain its unique habit. May be trimmed, pruned, or shaped as desired in early spring.

Early Riser

There’s really nothing like it – Purple Pillar® rose of Sharon is the first columnar hibiscus.
Hibiscus Purple Pillar

A very fastigiate selection

Purple Pillar hibiscus brings the durable, easy growth of rose of Sharon to narrow spaces. Use this columnar plant for hedges or screens; it provides showy summer color for tight sites. The flowers are large and semi-doubled. Like other H. syriacus, this adaptable plant will tolerate black walnut and clay soils.
Purple Pillar hibiscus in landscaping
Row of Purple Pillar Hibiscus

Additional Information

BOTANICAL NAME

Hibiscus syriacus 'Gandini Santiago' PP#25,568, CBR#6178

ZONE

5, 6, 7, 8, 9

HEIGHT

10-16'

WIDTH/SPREAD

4-5'

BLOOM TIME

Summer

EXPOSURE

Full Sun

USES

Borders, Foundations, Hedges, Specimen

FEATURES

Alkaline soil, Award winner, Clay soil, Deer resistant, Drought tolerant, Heat tolerant, Salt tolerant

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