|Soil Type||Adaptable, Well-drained|
|Sunlight||Full Sun, Part Sun|
|Mature Height||10-15 Feet|
|Mature Width||5-6 Feet|
Introducing the gorgeous Double Red Rose of Sharon tree! Also known as an Althea or hardy hibiscus tree, this stunning specimen puts on a spectacular show when most other flowers are long gone! Enjoy tons of deep wine red double blooms from midsummer to fall. Get prepared for the questions and the oohs and ahhs from friends and neighbors! “Where did you find this gorgeous dwarf flowering tree?!” Oh, come on, you can tell them! We’ll probably be sold out by the time they check anyway;) These gorgeous babies are going to go fast!
Butterflies and hummingbirds flock to the Double Red Althea tree. Sit back and enjoy the show. You will want to be close by to admire this horticultural masterpiece!
The Double Red Rose of Sharon tree is easy to grow just like tradition althea plants. They tend to be pest and disease resistant so you won’t need to spray any harmful chemicals. They are drought tolerant once established so if you forget about your pretty tree on occasion it will be just fine.
- Unique Althea TREE! While we see Rose of Sharon shrubs often, these common hibiscus trees are very uncommon. Stand out from your neighbors with the Double Red Rose of Sharon tree!
- Rose Red DOUBLE blooms! The Double Red Rose of Sharon tree boasts huge double petal blooms. It is a prolific bloomer that offers loads of flowers for months on end!
- Attractive to pollinators. Butterflies, bees, and hummingbirds love this dwarf flowering tree.
- Versatile in the landscape. The Double Red Althea tree looks great as a focal in a mixed bed or in groups of 3 on the corners of your home or yard. Try Rose of Sharon trees to line your driveway for awesome color, stunning double blooms, and exciting landscape impact.
- Easy to grow. The Double Red Rose of Sharon tree is deer, insect, and disease resistant. This low maintenance plant is also drought, heat, cold, and pollution tolerant. It is adaptable to just about any soil even tolerating wet sites.
Pro Tip: Water when the ground is dry during the growing season for the best bloom color.
The Double Red Althea tree is low maintenance, deer, pest, and disease resistant, attractive to butterflies, beautiful and unique! What more could you want? And you WILL NOT find this tree in your neighbor’s yard. Rose of Sharon trees are hard to find!
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When planting your Double Red Rose of Sharon tree be sure you have the right location and conditions for your new plants to thrive. Spring and fall are ideal times to plant this shrub, but as long as you avoid extreme temperatures, especially in mild climates, you can plant throughout the year.
The Double Red Althea tree enjoys part to full sun and is adaptable to just about any soil. Keep the soil moist, but not saturated, especially in summer and in the first few months after planting. If you encounter flower drop or only a small crop of flowers it is more likely to be a lack of water than it is a lack of fertilizer. Applying mulch at 1 to 2 inches deep is recommended for hibiscus syriacus trees. Mulching will cut back on watering needs, prevent weeds, and protect your plant in extreme temperatures. Feed our balanced slow release fertilizer in spring. You don’t need to prune Rose of Sharon trees, but if you need to prune for shape or size control, late winter or early spring is the best time. Prune off dead or broken branches when you notice them.
The best way to prevent disease and pests is by providing the appropriate care for your plants. Proper location choice, watering, and fertilization are the keys to your success. The Double Red Rose of Sharon tree is pest and disease resistant.
If you do encounter any issues try the following methods: Treat aphids and whitefly naturally with neem oil or insecticidal soap. For severe infections you can use pesticides like carbaryl, also known as Sevin. Fungal infection can be prevented by making sure the planting site has good drainage and by avoiding overhead watering. Fungal infections can be treated with a fungicide. Treating most fungal issues after infection isn’t very effective. However, you can prevent the infection from occurring on new growth or worsening on current growth. If you have had problems in a prior year, treat preventatively in early spring for best results.
The Double Red Althea Hibiscus is a versatile tree that is perfect for just about any landscape. This Rose of Sharon plant looks amazing as a single focal tree or planted in groups of 3 for extra color and impact. Plant a row of these beauties for a graceful and distinctive hedge. This small flowering tree is the perfect centerpiece for any mixed bed or garden. It is lovely in a cottage garden. It offers a bold, but feminine feel and romantic red flower power in summer and fall.