Hibiscus 'Collie Mullens'

Hibiscus 'Collie Mullens'

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Train as a Small Tree or Espalier
SKU 28918
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Key Characteristics
Zone

5 - 9

Mature Height

10 Feet

Mature Width

8 Feet

Sun / Shade

Full Sun, Part Shade

Moisture Level

Dry, Moist, well-drained

Soil Type

Normal, loamy, Poor

Description / Hibiscus 'Collie Mullens'

Hibiscus 'Collie Mullens' is a showy, deciduous, flowering shrub offering summer interest. Blooming abundantly and continuously through summer and into fall, the plant sets large, rose-pink semidouble flowers that have a tropical look. Borne on slender branches, the romantic ruffled flowers attract butterflies and hummingbirds.

A Hibiscus syriacus, commonly called rose of Sharon, Hibiscus 'Collie Mullens' is a multi-stemmed, herbaceous shrub with a moderate growth rate of 1 to 2 feet a year and an upright, bushy, columnar habit of attractive 3-lobed, coarsely toothed foliage. Leaves are palmately veined, a unique trait. They emerge pale yellow-green and turn medium green in season but exhibit no real fall color. The plant can be trained as a small tree or espalier. It is an excellent specimen or foundation plant but also works well massed or grouped as a hedge, screen, or a back of the bed or border plant.

Remarkably easy to grow, Hibiscus 'Collie Mullens' prefers full sun to part shade and fertile, organically rich, moderately moist, well-drained soil with a slightly acidic to neutral pH, but it tolerates poor soils and some drought and is pH adaptable. It loves hot summers and blooms best in 6 to 8 hours of full sun. Good air circulation is important for disease prevention and for best overall performance. It is fairly pest and disease free; deer resistant; and heat, humidity (with good air circulation), air pollution, and mildly salt tolerant. Cold hardy for hibiscus, it can over winter in temperatures as cold as 20 degrees below zero with a heavy mulch covering the root ball to insulate it.

Hibiscus 'Collie Mullens' has a naturally attractive form and only needs pruning to tidy up its shape and/or to maintain a desired size. Pruning back stems also encourages more blooms and can increase air circulation within the plant to help prevent disease, but pruning should be done sparingly, after flowering has finished. Removing up to ⅓ of the overall shrub creates a fuller bush with larger blooms. Keep in mind that these shrubs bloom directly on older wood or on shoots that come off old wood.

Product Details

Item Form 1-Quart
Genus Hibiscus
Species syriacus
Variety 'Collie Mullens'
Product Classification Shrubs
Habit Upright
USDA Zone Low 5
USDA Zone High 9
Sun / Shade Full Sun, Part Shade
Bloom Color Pink
Bloom Season Start Early Summer
Bloom Season End Late Summer
Foliage Color Medium Green
Resistance Drought Tolerant, Heat Tolerant
Characteristics Double Blooms, Easy Care Plants, Flower
Uses Beds, Border, Specimen
Zone 5, 6, 7, 8, 9
State Shipping Restrictions AZ, GU, HI, ID, PR, VI
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