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In this post, I want to share the Pillar Rose of Sharon Shrub in my home landscape. Check out videos and images with my personal review of this plant.

About The Pillar Rose of Sharon

purple Pillar Rose of Sharon

The video below is a quick Q&A submit on my website asking about this shrub.  I share my honest opinion on how I grow the shrub and where to find it.

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This video is part of my Bren Haas Channel.

I received this plant as a trial in 2018.  It was only about 10″ tall when it came in the mail to my home garden in Ohio.  Due to the fact that I am a huge hibiscus and rose of Sharon fan, I was so excited to try this new variety.  The shrub took off immediately.   What I love most about the plant is that it grows quickly and requires little to no maintenance.  The first year you need to make sure it is watered well to get established.   Like most Rose of Sharon this variety loves full sun so put it in a spot where it can show off in Mid-Summer.  Fortunately, I have a purple Pillar Rose of Sharon growing in my garden as well.  Here are some key things to keep in mind about the plant:

    • 10-16 ft. tall and 2-3 ft. wide at maturity
    • Grows  best in at least 6 hours of full sun
    • USDA hardiness zone 5-10 are recommended
    • This variety does not drop seeds
    • no pruning or deadheading required
    • water well first year to get established

Where to find these shrubs

Pink Pillar Hibiscus ( Rose of Sharon Shrub

I have found this plant online at Proven Winners and on Amazon.  You can ask your local garden centers about this plant and hopefully, they can get it in for you if you’d rather buy locally.  Most Proven Winner plants that are bought online are grown by local growers in your area so you receive the best quality plant. 

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Let’s Connect

I would LOVE to hear what you think of this plant.  Be sure to reach out to me on the social media links provided on my site.  I would also invite you connect on my website by commenting on this post.

Happy Gardening,

Bren Haas

2 Responses

  1. I have a 3-year old white pillar rose of sharon and at this point it’s about 10ft high and 2ft wide. We’ve had a lot of rain this June (way more than normal) and for the first time all of the branches are drooping/flopping over, to the point I was scared that the plant would uproot itself with the weight. I set up a quick rope support using the lattice behind it until the rain stops. I’ve never pruned it but should I think about doing so this fall to prevent the flopping of the branches the following year? (Assuming it’s too late now as it’s already leafed out (note there are no buds yet).

    1. Hey Melissa,
      I am finding many asking the same question you have about the pillar ‘flopping’ over as a young plant. Personally, I would consider pruning the shrub back to about 2-3 feet to get the root system established in the first 2-3 years. You could trellis it if you want to enjoy the blooms without them flopping over but honestly a good pruning in the early spring before the leaves begin to arrive is best (my experience). My shrub is well over 6 years old now and I gave it a good pruning in late March (Ohio zone 5b) and it has grown new branches from the root system while the older branches are leafing out beautifully. I hope this helps you. Be sure to note you can reach out toe the folks at Spring Meadow Nursery or PW Color Choice website for additional information. https://www.provenwinners.com/

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