Blueberry Smoothie Rose of Sharon Shrub (Hibiscus syriacus ‘DS01BS’)

Blueberry Smoothie Rose of Sharon Shrub

Juicy double Blueberry Smoothie™ Rose of Sharon Shrub (Hibiscus syriacus ‘DS01BS’) can be described best as delicious! The tropical-looking flowers are amazing with a mix of purple and blue-violet and are fully double-petalled to make this display amazing! You might guess the flowers look like large Carnations or even Peony blooms, while still retaining their Hibiscus family flowers. The flowers are born in profusion from mid-summer into fall!

The leaves are smaller and serrated and shiny green for an overall fine texture. Growing to a decent-sized shrub that’s densely branched and 6-8 feet tall and spreading to about 4-5 feet wide! You’ll love the Hummingbirds and butterflies that arrive to check out these double blooms!

Rose of Sharon, also known as woody Hibiscus, are best known as shrubs with a hardy nature and tropical-looking blooms all summer through fall. Blueberry Smoothie™ Rose of Sharon and its siblings Peppermint and Raspberry, are hardy Hibiscus family members that thrive in USDA zones 5-9. Doing incredibly in both heat and the sun, Althea shows up on the garden scene a bit late to get growing in the spring – but boy is it worth the wait!

Planting and Application:

The incredible double-petalled flower display just begs to be planted where you can see them all growing season long. Picture one in a large container or planter near your back patio or porch. Filling your landscape with lavish lavender blue-violet blossoms! This is a classic focal point shrub and a glorious ornamental flowering specimen! Its adaptability allows you more options to use these low-maintenance plants anywhere in the full-sun garden!

Butterfly gardens, cottage garden accents, poolside privacy plantings, and softening a building’s corner – the choices are endless! Use Blueberry Smoothie™ shrubs as a backdrop to your perennial or Rose garden borders. Let’s not forget a single Blueberry Smoothie™ Althea bush will make an amazing accent near a sunny foundation planting or in a courtyard. Such a showy shrub commands a high-profile location in your yard!

Want to create a larger spectacle? Try planting your Rose of Sharon Shrub with its counterpart tree-form for a multi-tiered delight! Mix and match with other Althea trees and shrubs for a truly juicy and dimensional landscape! No room? Try training your shrub into a multi-trunked tree form yourself!

  • Creamy Violet-Blue Double Blooms
  • Massive Flower Display Mid-Summer to Fall
  • Dense Multi-Branched Shrub Form
  • Sterile, Non-Invasive Selection
  • Fantastic Flowering Ornamental Accents, Specimens & Focal Points

Tips for Care:

Blueberry Smoothie™ Althea will love a full sun, hot, dry location in your yard once the plants are established, and can be very drought tolerant, requiring little additional water without sacrificing any quality, growth, or flower power! It is an amazingly easy plant to grow, tolerating almost any well-drained soil and any site as long as it is sunny. Prune before they leaf out and then leave them alone to produce those amazing flowers on the new growth.

  • Full Sun
  • Almost Any Well-Drained Soil
  • Moderate Moisture Needs
  • Blooms on New Wood – Prune Late Winter/Early Spring
  • Drought Tolerant & Easy to Grow
  • Prune Early Spring – Blooms on New Wood

Such an amazing, colorful, showy shrub, the Blueberry Smoothie™ Althea has tropical-looking blooms that keep popping after most other blooming deciduous plants have called it quits.

Blueberry Smoothie Rose of Sharon Shrub (Hibiscus syriacus ‘DS01BS’) Details

Common name Blueberry Smoothie Rose of Sharon Shrub
Botanical name Hibiscus syriacus 'DS01BS'
Plant type Deciduous
Hardiness zone 5-9
Growth rate Medium
Height 6 - 8 ft.
Width 4 - 5 ft.
Sunlight Full Sun
Moisture Medium
Soil condition Well Drained
Pollinator-friendly Yes
Pruning time Early Spring
Flower color Violet