Plants of the Week for March 18th
The Lil’ Kim Rose of Sharon is a dwarf version of the high blooming plant reaching only 3 to 4 tall! Like other Rose of Sharon they need lots of heat grow and bloom so full sun spots are great. They flower from July to September. This would be great as a foundation plant under windows or to add color to boxwood hedges in a nice pattern.
The Contorted Filbert is a non fruit bearing Filbert that is most know for it’s twisted branches in the winter. They grow 8 to 10 feet tall and wide. They can handle full to part sun. I like to use the Contorted Filbert as a backdrop for perennials and smaller flowering shrubs. Once fall happens it’s time for the Contorted Filbert to take the stage. You can also trim the branches to use for craft or floral projects.