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Blue Bird Rose of Sharon

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Plant Information
Common Name Blue Bird Rose of Sharon
Botanical Name Hibiscus syriacus 'Blue Bird'
Description
Plant Type Shrub
Mature Height 6 to 8 ft
Mature Width 6 to 8 ft
Growth Habit Upright
Bloom Color Single Violet-blue
Bloom Interest Showy
Bloom Period July to October
Seasonal Interest Summer
Foliage Color Green
Foliage Type Simple
Fall Color Yellow
Attributes Black Walnut Tolerant, Clay Soil,Deer Resistant, Drought Tolerant
Attracts Butterflies Yes
Attracts Birds No
Care
Sun Exposure Full Sun, Partial Shade
USDA Hardiness Zone 5 to 8
Zoned for KC Region Yes
Water Preference Moist,Well-drained
Maintenance Level Low
Cost Moderate
Watering Notes Water if rainfall is less than 1" per week.
Fertilize Notes A general purpose fertilizer is lightly applied in the spring and use an organic mulch in the summer. Too much fertilizer can damage the plant leaves and roots.
Prune Notes Avoid summer pruning to ensure optimum bloom. These shrubs can withstand heavy pruning when overgrown.