Hibiscus syriacus 'Hatsushimo' ('Spring Frost')

Spring Frost Rose of Sharon, Shrub Althea

Family: Malvaceae

Genus: Hibiscus

Parent: Hibiscus syriacus

Category: Shrub - Deciduous

Zones: 5 to 8

Size: 8 to 10' tall

Growth Rate: Moderate

Exposure: Sun, Filtered Sun, Part Shade


Pink-purple flowers, single, to 5" diameter. Foliage is variegated, new growth is white with green streaks and hardens to green.

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My Experience: 

I heard about this at a Ted Stephens talk and purchased one from him at Nurseries Caroliniana in November 2011. I planted the 1-gallon plant in the 'Abelias And More' garden. The deer nibbled on it and then it started to brown. I potted it up. The roots did not look good, perhaps too wet. It came back in the pot so I replanted it and it died.

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