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Japanese Garden Plants
This is where to find details on plants. We don't have a lot of images, but we'll be providing articles and details as we are able. If you have materials to contribute or gaps to fill in, please let us know.

Japanese Name:mukuge, hachisu 
English Name:Althea; Rose of Sharon 
Latin Name:Hibiscus syriacus 
Family: 
Sub Type: 
Native Habitat:native of China 
Light: 
Soil:sunny, well-drained 
Flower Color:white, pink or light purple 
Bloom Time:August to September 
Width: 
Height:up to 4 meters 
Uses: 
Last Updated:8/5/2002 
Details:Deciduous shrub with ovate leaves and white, pink or light purple flowers. Grows best in sunny weel-drained location. It is resistant to both cold and pruning (including topiary) and transplants well. The plant is not commonly used in Japanese gardens, though it might occasionally appear near a building or in a garden corner. The fibers from the bark are traditionally used in paper-making and other parts of the plant have medicinal uses.

Kitamura, Fumio and Ishizu Yurio. Garden Plants in Japan. Tokyo: Kokusai Bunka Shinkokai, 1963, p. 162.

 




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