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Hibiscus sinosyriacus 'Lilac Queen'

'Lilac Queen' is a spreading, open shrub up to 2.5m high, with deciduous, broadly ovate, shallowly three-lobed, mid-green leaves, to 10cm long, and trumpet-shaped flowers, 8-9cm across, of pale lilac-pink petals with dark red centres and cream anthers, from late summer to mid-autumn

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Size
Ultimate height
1.5–2.5 metres
Time to ultimate height
5–10 years
Ultimate spread
1.5–2.5 metres
Growing conditions
Chalk
Loam
Sand
Moisture
Moist but well–drained
pH
Alkaline, Neutral
Colour & scent
StemFlowerFoliageFruit
Spring Green
Summer Red Cream Purple Green
Autumn Red Cream Purple Green
Winter
Position
  • Full sun
Aspect

West–facing or South–facing

Exposure
Sheltered
Hardiness
H5
Botanical details
Family
Malvaceae
Native to the UK
No
Foliage
Deciduous
Habit
Bushy
Genus

Hibiscus can be deciduous or evergreen shrubs, trees, annuals or perennials, with simple or palmately lobed leaves and large, funnel-shaped flowers over a long flowering season

Name status

Accepted

How to grow

Cultivation

Grow in neutral to slightly alkaline, humus-rich, moist but well-drained soil in a warm position in full sun

Propagation

Propagate by softwood cuttings in late spring, by semi-ripe cuttings in summer, or by layering in spring or autumn

Suggested planting locations and garden types
  • City and courtyard gardens
  • Cottage and informal garden
  • Low Maintenance
  • Wall side borders
  • Flower borders and beds
Pruning

Pruning group 1 (little or no pruning of trees and shrubs)

Pests

May be affected by aphids, scale insects, mealybugs, and whiteflies

Diseases

May be affected by powdery mildews

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