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6th January 2021. In line with the current government lockdown rules, Burncoose Nurseries is closed to visitors. However at present we are able to offer click and collect to local customers. This will be weekdays only, not weekends. Mail order is continuing as normal. However please allow extra time for the couriers to deliver, once despatched from us. Sorry to say that some depots are experiencing high volumes of traffic, also staff shortages.

HIBISCUS syriacus 'Blue Bird'

Commonly known as Rose of Sharon, Tree hollyhock

Very large single blue flowers with a dark centre
Further Reading....

  • Deciduous - oval to diamond-shaped, 3-lobed, coarsely-toothed, dark green leaves to 10cm (4in) long
  • Blue
  • Height - 3m (10ft)
  • Spread - 2m (6½ft)
  • Tall Shrub - erect shrub. Flowers are produced from the leaf axils
  • Hardy - cold winter - Hardy in most places throughout the UK even in severe winters. May not withstand open/exposed sites or central/northern locations. Plant can withstand temperatures down to -15°C (5°F)
  • Full sun
  • Additional Features - Good to know - - syn. H. 'Oiseau Bleu'. Can be kept compact by spring pruning as flowers form on current year's growth
  • Pests & Diseases - aphids, powdery mildew.
  • Place of origin - China to India.
  • Flower Shape - Single - Row of petals round conspicuous stamens - no more than 8 petals
  • Trumpet - to 8cm (3in) across
  • Hardiness - Fully hardy -
  • Seasonal Interest - Autumn -
  • Summer
  • Soil Conditions - Fertile moist well-drained soil - - humus-rich
  • Neutral to alkaline soil
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Hibiscus syriacus - Growing Guide
3m (10ft)
Tall Shrub - guide for size not form Average Person
  2m (6½ft)
 

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