Rose of Sharon ‘Red Heart’ (Hibiscus syriacus ‘Red Heart’)
Rose of Sharon ‘Red Heart’ (Hibiscus syriacus ‘Red Heart’) is a shrub that can grow 1.5m – 3m tall and 1.5m – 3m wide. In this growing guide we’ll learn the cultivation details and how to plant Rose of Sharon ‘Red Heart’ (Hibiscus syriacus ‘Red Heart’).
This plant is commonly known as rose of Sharon ‘Red Heart’.
This is a deciduous plant that takes 10-20 years to reach full maturity.
In this article
Common name: rose of Sharon ‘Red Heart’
Scientific name: Hibiscus syriacus ‘Red Heart’
Plant type: Shrubs
Height: 1.5m – 3m
Spread: 1.5m – 3m
Sunlight: Full Sun
Soil: Chalk, Clay, Loam, Sand
Moisture: Moist but well drained, Well drained
Garden type: City & Courtyard Gardens
Planting type: Wall-side Borders
Other characteristics: RHS Award of Garden Merit
Shrubs are fundamental elements in any garden.
They add color and interest throughout the seasons with their wide variety of flowers, foliage, fruits, trunks and stems.
Whatever the size or style of your garden, the permanent woody structure or the foliage of evergreen shrubs will give the space shape and dimension.
How to plant
In this section we will learn how to plant Rose of Sharon ‘Red Heart’ (Hibiscus syriacus ‘Red Heart’), know its needs in terms of soil, watering and sun exposure.
Rose of Sharon ‘Red Heart’ (Hibiscus syriacus ‘Red Heart’) is a plant that adapts to all types of soils, chalk, clay, loam or sand.
The chalky soil is pale and contains chunks of calcium-rich rock. It is a fertile and well-draining soil, almost always alkaline.
Clay soil is composed of more than 25 percent clay particles. These particles have a high moisture holding capacity and the soil is heavy to dig and can be waterlogged in winter (dry in summer).
The loam soil is dark, rich in organic matter but balanced in minerals. It offers the best of all worlds, retaining enough water for the plants, but allowing excess moisture to drain away. This is the most desired type of garden soil, perfect for most plants.
Sandy soil is light, porous and very easy to drain. It is a soil poor in organic matter and nutrients. It is composed of relatively large mineral particles that allow water to drain quickly.
As for pH, it is a plant that grows ideally in soils with pH alkaline or neutral.
Regarding drainage, Hibiscus syriacus ‘Red Heart’ likes to grow in moist but well drained or well drained soils.
Rose of Sharon ‘Red Heart’ (Hibiscus syriacus ‘Red Heart’) should be grown in full sun places.