Parent: Hibiscus syriacus
Category: Shrub - Deciduous
Zones: 5 to 8
Size: 8 to 12' tall
Growth Rate: Moderate
Exposure: Sun, Filtered Sun, Part Shade
White margined, variegated leaves, the green having a pewterish tint. Semi-double flowers, pink with a white center. Flower buds are candy strped. Ted Stephens describes it as 'compact-growing'. Hillis Nursery say that is can be grown as a shrub or trimmed to be a small tree.
Discovered as a branch sport at Hillis Nursery Company in Warren County Tennessee. It had distinctive variegated leaves, candy striped buds and a semi-double flower. Patent application filed in 1990 by Harold B. Hillis.
- Hibiscus syriacus 'Hatsushimo' ('Spring Frost')
- Hibiscus syriacus 'Notwoodone' (White Chiffon™)
- Hibiscus syriacus 'Notwoodtwo' (White Chiffon™)
I purchased a 1-gallon plant from Nurseries Caroliniana in November 2009 and planted it in the 'Wild Or Wacky' garden. It has grown into a narrow upright shrub, the variegation is consistent, it is not a prolific bloomer but has pretty pink flowers.