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Is a Rose of Sharon a hibiscus?

Rose of Sharon, also known as Hibiscus syriacus or Shrub Althea, is a great shrub for late summer bloom. All Hibiscus require full sun, good drainage, regular, deep watering and frequent feeding. If you prune the plant in early spring, you'll encourage new flowering stems.

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Accordingly, is the Rose of Sharon in the hibiscus family?

Rose of Sharon, also called shrub althaea, (Hibiscus syriacus, or Althaea syriaca), shrub or small tree, in the hibiscus, or mallow, family (Malvaceae), native to eastern Asia but widely planted as an ornamental for its showy flowers.

Beside above, what does a rose of Sharon look like? The leaves emerge late in the spring. Leaves are medium to dark green in summer with no or poor yellow fall color. The bark is light brown and thin, and the wood itself is weak. The trumpet shaped flowers are 2-4" across in colors of white, pink, red, violet or purple.

Regarding this, is Rose of Sharon toxic to humans?

Toxicity. The rose of Sharon can pose a serious health threat to your furry friend. Other Hibiscus species can also be potentially toxic. Interestingly, the plant is not toxic to humans, according to the University of Arkansas Cooperative Extension Service.

What kind of fertilizer does Rose of Sharon like?

Rose of Sharon benefits from two different fertilizer formulations. For its spring feeding, use a light application of a balanced fertilizer such as 10-10-10 or 10-20-10. In midsummer give it a boost with a low-nitrogen fertilizer such as 0-10-10.

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