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Western Sand Cherry vs Swamp Rose Mallow (Hibiscus)

Prunus pumila var besseyi

Hibiscus moscheutos

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Western Sand Cherry
Swamp Rose Mallow (Hibiscus)

Western Sand Cherry is known for its unique, leathery grey-green foliage and beautiful white blossoms. It is a popular ornamental shrub in parks and front yards. Both you and the wildlife will love its edible small dark red to purple cherries.

Due to its small stature and spreading qualities, Western Sandcherry is suitable as an underplanting or groundcover.

Many people graft plum and cherry varieties to Western Sand Cherry and use it as rootstock. It is also popular to graft hardy apricots to.

Swamp Rose Mallow (Hibiscus) has large white-pink showy flowers which attract hummingbirds and pollinators to your yard. It is a tall, fast growing perennial shrub. The flowers typically only last 1-2 days, but the plant will continue to rebloom throughout the season.

This hibiscus tolerates heat and humidity but does not do well when exposed to wind. Make sure the plant has access to lots of moisture for better flowering.

The Swamp Rose Mallow (Hibiscus) is also known as the dinner plate hibiscus because it can grow incredibly large flowers, as big as dinner plates.

WESTERN SAND CHERRY QUICK FACTS

SWAMP ROSE MALLOW (HIBISCUS) QUICK FACTS

Zone: 2a
Zone: 5a
Height: 0.9 m (3 ft)
Height: 1.5 m (5 ft)
Spread: 2.1 m (7 ft)
Spread: 0.9 m (3 ft)
Moisture: dry, normal
Moisture: normal, wet
Light: any
Light: full sun
Fall colour: reddish-orange
Berries: small purple cherries
Flowers: white
Flowers: pink-red
Growth rate: medium
Growth rate: fast
Life span: medium
Life span: short
Suckering: low
Suckering: low





Other Names: crimson-eyed rose-mallow, dinner plate hibiscus, eastern rosemallow, hardy hibiscus, marsh mallow, marshmallow hibiscus, sea hollyhock, swamp mallow, swamp rose hibiscus