Shrub

Hibiscus syriacus Purple Pillar® ('Gandini Santiago')

Purple Pillar® Rose of Sharon: USPP 25,568

  • Super narrow
  • Upright habit
  • Semi-double purple flowers
  • Continuous bloom
  • Long blooming
  • Heat tolerant
  • Drought tolerant

You've never seen a rose of Sharon like this before! Think Supermodel.

You know what I mean. Tall, thin and beautiful. An unattainable goal for most of us, but we can get a taste of supermodel star power in our gardens. Purple Pillar™ rose of Sharon is a new Hibiscus syriacus with a uniquely fastigiate habit. Think of it like a Fine Line® Rhamnus with pretty purple flowers.

Purple Pillar is a totally unique rose of Sharon: it naturally grows as a narrow column instead of a wide, spreading plant. It gets to be just 2-3' (.6-.9 m) wide and 10-16' tall! Think of what you could do with that: screens, hedges, patio containers. Anywhere you need a little privacy and/or color in a narrow space, this plant is a great choice. Like most all hibiscus, it will do best in full sun. It is hardy to USDA Zone 5.

In summer, each stem is packed along its entire length with purple blooms. This unusual columnar habit makes it a real space saver - if you thought you didn't have enough space to grow rose of Sharon, Purple Pillar is perfect for you. Try it in containers, or flanking your front door, or simply as a quirky accent in your landscape.

Heat Tolerant
Heat Tolerant
Drought Tolerant
Drought Tolerant
Low Maintenance
Low Maintenance
Border or Bed
Border or Bed
Mass Planting
Mass Planting
Long Blooming
Long Blooming
Full Sun
Full Sun
Deer Resistant
Deer Resistant
Moist, Well-Drained
Moist, Well-Drained

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