Pink Chiffon® Rose of Sharon Shrub

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A hardy double woody Hibiscus! Maybe it was the August heat. Maybe it was the sunset colors reflecting in the swimming pool. Maybe it was the smell of the fresh-cut grass and the frosty beverage in hand. Nah. It was the Pink Chiffon® Rose of Sharon backlit by the setting sun. This was the start of a perfect evening.

The Proven Winners® ColorChoice® Pink Chiffon® Rose of Sharon (Hibiscus syriacus 'JWNWOOD4') is a late-season bloomer that is covered with cake-frosting-pink flowers on top of gracefully swaying stems. These little confections are double and frilly and remind us of the dresses you'd see at the prom, circa 1954. That was a good year for dresses and pretty girls.

This is a late starter in the spring, so don't worry if it isn't waking up with the rest of the garden. Like every girl on prom night, she is worth the wait! Related to Tropical and Hardy Hibiscus, the Rose of Sharon (also known as Althea) is just as tropical looking, easy to care for, and resilient! Hummingbirds, bees, and butterflies will arrive to sip the much-needed nectar and collect pollen!

The modern Pink Chiffon® Hibiscus shrub will produce months of tropical-looking blooms with proper care. Low maintenance and hardy throughout USDA growing zones 5 to 9, these 8-12 foot tall trees only spread to a space-saving 6-7 feet in width at maturity. But you can always prune them to any size that works best in your landscape!

Planting and Application:

A single one becomes a magnificent specimen plant. Several planted together look amazing at the back of the border or along your fence line. Add Pink Chiffon® on the sunny side of evergreens to soften their look and add lightness and color. Or, count on their densely held branches to give you privacy, even during the winter months.

Lavish flowering hedges will pump up your privacy, and create "living walls" of a garden room. A single one becomes a magnificent accent plant. Several planted together look amazing at the back of the border or along your fence line. Pink Chiffon® could be the perfect choice for us as screening all along the outside of your pool deck fencing. Place four feet apart on center, measuring from the center of one to the center of the next.

These darling shrubs look fantastic decorating Perennial gardens as a tall backdrop, adding curious blooms to a Children's Garden or nectar resources to the Pollinator border. They are just the right size, after all! Watch butterflies visit day after day. Use a sweet row of these terrific trees on the "company side" of your annual Victory Garden or Backyard Orchard for larger harvests with help from the precious, ruffly blooms. On properties with mature landscaping, you can add a few Pink Chiffon® shrubs for color.

This shrub works well with many architectural styles. It lends an easy-breezy, Shabby Chic visual appeal to your landscape. Make your space work for you! This shrub is poised, pretty, and fun. Pink Chiffon® draws your eye. Leverage that by placing two, flanking either side of your garden gate. You and your guests will enjoy that heightened sense of anticipation on entry into the garden!

  • Soft Frosting Pink Double Blossoms
  • Lovely Green Foliage & Upright Form
  • Attracts Butterflies, Bees & Hummingbirds!
  • Prolific Flowers Cover the Canopy From Summer to Fall
  • Great as a Hedge, Specimen, Focal Point & Height

#ProPlantTips for Care:

This tall, narrow variety performs well in almost any soil, except if it's too dry or too wet. This easy-care plant is a perfect choice, whether you are a beginner or have years of landscaping experience. Rose of Sharon loves sunshine! Plant it in a spot where they will get at least six hours of sunlight a day. Provide a moderate amount of water on a regular basis. Use a three-inch layer of arborist mulch over the top of the root system to keep them nice and cool.

This pretty shrub blooms on new wood, so Prune Althea in early spring to either shape or control the height. You'll have flowers later that season, no matter how tightly you trim them in spring. You can even train these shrubs into multi or single-stemmed tree forms! Renewal prune every 3-5 years to maintain vigor. Apply a slow-release fertilizer designed for flowering plants at the same time. Follow application rates on the label.

Chiffon® Rose of Sharons actually hinders seed production, making this plant nearly sterile. Use Pink Chiffon® anywhere in your yard without worrying about nuisance seedlings. In some areas, these seeds can sprout, so Nature Hills employs Plant Sentry™ to ensure these plants won't ship into areas where they can become a problem.

  • Full Sun
  • Moderate Moisture & Enriched Well-Drained Soil
  • Rugged, Cold Hardy & Heat Tolerant
  • Vigorous & Very Low Maintenance
  • Deer Resistant & Seaside/Salt Tolerant
  • Produces Very Few, to Any Viable Seeds

Refined, but exotic, Proven Winners® ColorChoice® Pink Chiffon® Rose of Sharon will define your summer garden, and possibly your whole summer! Order yours today at Nature Hills Nursery!

Tree Form vs. Shrub Form

The details make all the difference in a garden. At, we understand that little things like what form a plant is can greatly impact how you plan your landscape. So before you buy, don't forget to check which form you're getting.

Tree Form:

These are plants that have one stem coming from the ground. Plants can also be considered single stem when lower branches are removed to raise the height of the branching to a more desired height. Sometimes, you will hear a tree form referred to as a single stem.

Shrub Form:

These are bushy plants with many stems and branchings close to the ground. They are referred to as shrubs or bushes and are often shorter than their tree forms.

Buying Options for Plants

Nature Hills sells a large variety of plants with several options available. Plants are offered in both potted containers and as dormant bare root without soil. Here is a helpful resource to understand your options as you create a beautiful landscape with help from Nature Hills.

Ever wonder what a larger plant will mean for your landscape? Container Sizes are really all about the age of the plant!

Seasonally, Nature Hills offers hand selected, high quality bare root trees, shrubs and perennials. Bare root plants are sold by height from the top of the root system to the top of the plant. Plants may be taller than the height minimums.

  • Popular sizes of select trees are 1 foot, 2 feet, 3 feet, etc.
  • Popular sizes of select bare root plants is 1 foot, 18 inches, etc.

Nature Hills Container Size by Volume

Keep in mind, specific varieties and different growing conditions can affect the rate at which plants grow. Variations in size may occur.

Young Plants to 18 Months
Size Volume
2"x2"x3" Ranges from .18 to .21 dry quarts / .198 to .23 dry liters in volume
4.5" Container Equal to .65 dry quart / .72 dry liter in volume
Sprinter Pot Equal to .63 dry quart / .69 dry liter in volume
4" Container Ranges from .31 to .87 / .35 to .96 dry liter in volume
6" Container Equal to 1.4 dry quarts / 1.59 dry liters in volume
1 Quart Equal to 1 dry quart / 1.1 dry liter in volume
5.5" Container Equal to 1.89 of a dry quart / 2.08 dry liters in volume
4"x4"x5" Ranges from .8 to 1.1 dry quarts / .88 to 1.2 dry liters in volume
4"x4"x6" Ranges from 1.0 to 1.3 dry quarts / 1.1 to 1.41 dry liters in volume
4"x4"x9" Ranges from 1.1 to 2.1 dry quarts / 1.2 to 2.3 dry liters in volume
4"x4"x10" Ranges from 1.7 to 2.3 dry quart / 1.87 to 2.53 dry liters in volume
Plants 18 Months - 2.5 Years Old
Size Volume
2 Quart Equal to 2 dry quarts / 2.2 dry liters in volume
#1 Container Ranges from 2.26 to 3.73 dry quarts / 2.49 to 4.11 dry liters in volume
5"x5"x12" Equal to 3.5 to 4.3 dry quarts / 3.85 to 4.74 dry liters in volume
Plants 2 - 4 Years Old
Size Volume
#2 Container Ranges from 1.19 to 1.76 dry gallons / 5.24 to 7.75 dry liters in volume
#3 Container Ranges from 2.32 to 2.76 dry gallons / 10.22 to 12.16 dry liters in volume
Plants 3 - 5 Years Old
Size Volume
#5 Container Ranges from 2.92 to 4.62 dry gallons / 12.86 to 20.35 dry liters in volume
#6 Container Ranges from 5.25 to 6.01 dry gallons / 23.12 to 26.42 dry liters in volume
#7 Container Ranges from 5.98 to 6.08 dry gallons / 26.34 to 26.78 dry liters in volume

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To obtain a more accurate shipment time-frame, simply enter your zip code in the “Find Your Growing Zone” box to the right. Our plants are grown all over the country and lead time on items may be different because of this. Once your order is placed, you will also receive the specific shipment time-frame information as part of your order confirmation. Once an item ships, you will receive shipment notification and tracking numbers, so you can follow along while your plant travels to your doorstep. We use FedEx, UPS, or USPS at our discretion.

Due to winter weather we have put a hold on shipping to the areas shown below in grey. You can still order now and we will ship the plant to you during an appropriate time for your zone.

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Shipping Rates

At Nature Hills we handle, package and ship the products you order with the utmost care to ensure healthy delivery. Shipping and handling charges are calculated based on the tables below. Please note that some items include an additional handling surcharge, these will be noted on the item's product page.

From To S&H
0 - 19.99 24.99
20 - 49.99 29.99
50 - 69.99 34.99
70 - 99.99 39.99
100 - 129.99 44.99
130 - 149.99 48.99
150 - 150+ Approx 28%

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Pink Chiffon® Rose of Sharon Shrub Is Suited to Grow in Zones 5-9
Growing Zones 5-9
More Information
Brand Proven Winners ColorChoice
Botanical Name Hibiscus syriacus 'JWNWOOD4'
Type Deciduous
Mature Height 8 - 12 feet
Mature Spread 6 - 7 feet
Sun Exposure Full Sun
Soil Well-Drained
Moisture Moderate
Growth Rate Medium
Foliage Color Green
Pollinator Friendly Yes
Pruning Time Early Spring
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