Rose of Sharon shrubs performs at their best as full sun plants and planted in well drained soil. These flowering shrubs provide long lasting blooms from mid summer to frost. For summer blooming, plant a Rose of Sharon hedge. Though they will grow in partially sunny to lightly shaded areas, their blooming may be limited. Hibiscus syriacus shrubs is a deciduous shrub also known as Hardy Hibiscusand Althea. Although Rose of Sharon bushes will lose their leaves in winter, they still make beautiful flowering privacy hedgesin areas for summer use such as planting around swimming pools. Their unusually large blooms attract hummingbirds, butterflies, and bees. As these hibiscus bloom longer than other flowering shrubs, they are later to leaf out. Expect them to leaf out in late spring to early summer. Looking for seedless rose of sharon shrubs, try our Diana Rose of Sharon and the Azurri Blue Satin Rose of Sharon.