Rose of Sharon flowers set against the blue sky and green leaves on a sunny day creates one of my favourite colour combinations — pink, cerulean blue and green.
Hibiscus Syriacus (Malvaceae - Mallow Family), aka Rose-of-Sharon or Shrub Althea is a flowering shrub in the plant family Malvaceae native to much of Asia. It is upright and vase-shaped, reaching 2-4 m in height. It is widely planted in areas with hot summers for its very attractive white, pink, red, lavender, or purple large and edible flowers. Individual flowers last only a day, however it flowers over a long summer blooming period (July-September).
These gorgeous trees grow along the nearby streets.
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