Scientific Name - Hibiscus syriacus L. Echter
Popular names - Rose Chinese ibisco cymbals, Shrub Althea, Althea Rose.
Distribution and Habitat - a native of India and China, naturalized in southern Europe.
Description - shrub to 3 m high. Stems branched at the base, with white-gray bark, smooth. Leaves alternate, 4-7 cm, rhombic, toothed, crenate towards the top, 3-lobed, sparsely stellate-pubescent on the back, short stalks. Pedicel 1-2 cm. Epicaliciului segments 7-9, sepals united at base, persistent fruit, petals 5 cm, lilac or white, with a dark purple spot at the base. Blooms in July-September. Fruit ovoid capsule, 25 x 13 mm, stellate pubescent, yellowish hairs. Kidney-shaped seeds with white hairs on the edges.
Growth rate - Moderate.
Requirements - prefers moist soil, well drained, rich in organic matter, exhibitingii sunny or partially shaded.
Propagation - by cuttings or seeds.
Properties and Uses - cultivated as an ornamental tree in parks and public gardens, the street alignments or as hedges. Become established in places where they could be replaced with Hydrangea sp., Philadelphus sp. Buddleia davidii, Hamamelis x intermedia.
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