Hibiscus syriacus 'Notwoodtwo' (White Chiffon™)

White Chiffon™ Rose of Sharon

Flower and buds

Flower and buds


Patents: PP#12612

Family: Malvaceae

Genus: Hibiscus

Parent: Hibiscus syriacus

Category: Shrub - Deciduous

Zones: 5 to 8

Size: 8 to 12' tall, 3 to 4' wide

Growth Rate: Moderate

Exposure: Sun, Filtered Sun, Part Shade


Upright habit, freely branching, dense and bushy. Pure white flowers, semi-double.


Originated from an open-pollination breeding program in England. Patent application filed in 2000 by Roderick Ian Woods of Great Shelford, England.

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My Experience: 

I purchased a 1-gallon plant from Laymans in September 2008 and potted it up before planting in the One Of Everything garden in summer 2009. It has been a prolific bloomer, with bright white flowers in summer and intermittently through to first frost. The plant has stayed relatively compact. The trunk was damaged and started to rot in winter 2012 so I dug it up. I decided to put it in the Five Trees Garden and see what happens. In summer 2012 it did not bloom very much but it has leafed out again in 2013. It is not getting a great deal of irrigation water in its current location.

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