Blue Chiffon Rose of Sharon Tree Form (Hibiscus syriacus ‘Notwoodthree’)

Blue Chiffon Rose of Sharon Tree Form

Blue is such a rare color in the garden. Enjoy this long-lasting display of one of nature’s true wonders. We’ve taken a valuable shrub from the time-tested Proven Winners® line. Then, we carefully created a lovely, ornamental tree form spectacle! By the time your Blue Chiffon® Rose of Sharon Tree Form (Hibiscus syriacus ‘Notwoodthree’) arrives at your doorstep, it will have already received many years of expert care. This ornamental Hibiscus shrub has been trained into a fantastic single stem tree-form.

Ethereal blue-toned flowers absolutely cover this pretty tree-form plant for months! Gorgeous, single-blue flowers feature soft, fluffy centers for an exquisite display. What a showpiece for your landscape from midsummer through fall. How amazing to have this best-selling shrub from Proven Winners® turned into an incredible tree for your own yard. You’ll be thrilled to see it, resplendent with large, frilled blue blooms.

You’ll never worry about seedlings! The flower factories on this Proven Winners® plant simply doesn’t produce very many viable seeds. Very few seeds…very few hassles! The showy, ruffled, blue blooms are held nearly flat and feature a bouncy, lacy center. These anemone-like blooms beacon you to reach out and touch its silky petals!

Of course, the blooms also entice jewel-toned Hummingbirds, bees, and butterflies to visit its nectar. They’ll only add to your already spectacular display! You’ll enjoy fantastic results from Rose of Sharon without it requiring much work from you. With graceful branching, the Blue Chiffon® Rose of Sharon attains an elegant, rounded form. With healthy and vibrant foliage, and those eye-catching blue blooms, nothing compares to Blue Chiffon®!

Planting and Application:

Go ahead and use these space-saving “attention-grabbers” as a unique accent. Each of this single-stem, tree-form plants will draw the eye. Use one or many to create the lush landscape you crave. Anywhere you place these remarkable trees is sure to be a hit! Use several of these low-maintenance Tree-Form focal points throughout your landscape. It’s an investment for the future.

Go ahead and carve out some space for yourself in a private garden room and use one as a focal point. Plant a few in extra-large containers for your front porch or patio. Go for high-end, with professional ceramic pots for these ornamental trees! Add an elegant garden sculpture or two!

Why not add a focal point by your outdoor yoga platform in your own Meditation Garden? Or, let it easily turn a few “cheap and cheerful” candles and outdoor throw pillows into an Instagram-ready entertainment area. These trees will make anything look better. Gift yourself time in a fun, uniquely personal, and individualistic space!

Add an annual, edible Salsa Garden in a set of old coffee cans nearby. Pop a containerized Improved Dwarf Meyer Lemon tree or Bearss Lime tree nearby. Place a few along a walkway or as a backdrop for your perennial bed. Keep it understated with a few Boxwood shrubs underneath. Add a special bench and a beautiful memorial stone to keep the memory of a fun-loving loved one alive.

No matter the size of your space, you can easily personalize your landscape with a series of garden rooms. Decorate your space with these tree-form plants used consistently throughout your landscape. In an outdoor dining room, add a free-standing fountain. Flank either side with a pair of Blue Chiffon® Rose of Sharon Tree Forms. Make it fun with a blue avenue of multiple trees, evenly spaced. Plant them in the ground, or grow them in large pots behind your patio furniture.

  • Prolific Ruffled Blue Blooms Feature Lacy Center
  • Long-Lasting Season of Blooms from Summer to Fall
  • Graceful Branching Structure Add Sculptural Charm
  • Rounded, Upright Growth Stays Slim & Narrow
  • Great Housewarming Gift for Newbie Gardeners
  • Perfect for Small Space Gardens & Works Very Well in Large Containers

Tips for Care:

Althea are tolerant of periodic drought, heat, and salt spray, plus deer don’t prefer the taste! It becomes a high-performance home accent. Blue Chiffon® Rose of Sharon Tree Form performs best in full sun. You’ll enjoy the richest, true blue tones; plentiful flowers, and healthy foliage if you plant them where they receive at least six hours of direct sunlight a day.

Their planting site should be in well-drained soil that sheds water quickly after a rain shower or watering, and use a three-inch layer of arborist mulch over the top of the root system to keep them nice and cool. Ideally, you would keep the soil evenly moist, but you wouldn’t see puddles that remained for very long. Apply a slow-release fertilizer for your tree at that same time. Just follow the application rates on the label directions.

Give young plants a medium amount of water on a regular schedule. Water during extended periods of drought each year. Luckily, these plants are vigorous and durable. Simply create a raised bed or install a planting mound to improve your drainage. Container-grown plants need careful watering. Look into automated drip irrigation. It’s fairly easy and fun to set up and adjust, and will save you so much time in the long run!

Prune to shape in early spring as needed. At that time, you’ll decide on a plan to maintain and reduce their size to keep them as small tree form. We recommend that you study your tree all season long. You can use bits of ribbon or twine to mark the branches to prune when it’s time. Using sharp pruners sharp, make cuts to open up the canopy of your tree to sunlight and air circulation.

With those shears, reduce the overall size of the canopy to a two to three-foot sphere. For larger trees, you might only reduce to a three to four-foot sphere to preserve some height. Once new growth starts in the spring though, put the shears away so as not to damage any of the newly forming flowers. Renewal prune every 3-5 years to maintain vigor. For larger trees, you might consider only reducing the size to a three to four-foot sphere. Just remember to finish pruning each spring before new growth starts. Otherwise, you risk damaging the newly formed flowers.

  • Full Sun
  • Moderate Moisture Needs
  • Appreciates Mulched Beds
  • Tolerates Most Soils, Including Poor Soil
  • Prune Early Spring
  • Somewhat Drought Tolerant & Salt Tolerant
  • Field-Tested to Produce Very Few, to Any Seeds

Add the cool, lavish blue blooms of Blue Chiffon® Rose of Sharon Tree Form to your landscape this season. They’ll make a great gift for your favorite certain someone! Or gift yourself, and let these hard-working, expertly grown Tree Form plants tie your entire garden design together. Enjoy a very modern accent in your landscape. They require very little, but really give you something special to look at.

Blue Chiffon Rose of Sharon Tree Form (Hibiscus syriacus ‘Notwoodthree’) Details

Common name Blue Chiffon Rose of Sharon Tree Form
Botanical name Hibiscus syriacus 'Notwoodthree'
Plant type Deciduous
Hardiness zone 5-9
Growth rate Medium
Height 8 - 12 ft.
Width 4 - 6 ft.
Sunlight Full Sun
Moisture Medium
Soil condition Well Drained
Pollinator-friendly Yes
Pruning time Early Spring
Flower color Violet Blue