This is a lovely Rose of Sharon, in bloom in our back yard. There are several species of Hibiscus syriacus, found in many areas of the world. These are deciduous shrubs, meaning they shed their leaves/blooms in the autumn. It is also during the autumn and the summer that the Rose of Sharon can be seen in bloom. The name can be confusing, as this shrub is actually not a species of rose. Isn’t the pink/lilac vivid and beautiful?