If you buy deciduous shrubs in autumn they might not be looking quite as beautiful as usual. The big benefit of planting shrubs in autumn is that by spring they will be well rooted in the garden and ready to burst into growth.
|Latin name:||Hibiscus syriacus|
|Delivery type:||Supplied as container plant|
|Guarantee:||6 months growth and flowering guarantee|
|Preferred location:||Sun, Half shadow|
|Leafs all year:||No|
|Flowering:||July - October|
|Growing Height:||100 - 150 cm|
|Planting distance:||30 - 40 cm|
Hibiscus syriacus grows best in the ground. Make sure the hibiscus root balls are soaked well – place the shrubs in a bucket of luke-warm water, prior to planting. Prepare a large hole and loosen the soil with a fork. Plant the hibiscus at the correct depth – the top of the root ball should be just slightly below ground level. Fill the hole with soil and press firmly down. Water immediately after planting. Hibiscus syriacus thrives in a not too dry humus-rich soil. Improve your garden soil by adding a mix of well rotted compost and peat. Choose a sunny or partially shaded spot.
The Syrian Hibiscus (Hibiscus syriacus) is a shrub that can withstand some drought, however we do advise that in the summer during periods of drought that you do water a little more often – it will help it to retain its leaves for a little longer. Each year, winter and early spring, add a mixture of compost and fertiliser around the base. Prune your hibiscus hedge into shape once a year in early spring.
Hibiscus syriacus is a strong shrub suitable for hedging. If you prune every year, it will become increasingly dense and will eventually reach about 1.5 m high, or even higher if required. Hibiscus syriacus flowers on wood from the previous year.