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Aphrodite Rose of Sharon
Aphrodite Rose of Sharon
Aphrodite Rose of Sharon
Aphrodite Rose of Sharon
Aphrodite Rose of Sharon
Aphrodite Rose of Sharon

Aphrodite Rose of Sharon

Bower & Branch Trees and Plants

Hibiscus syriacus 'Aphrodite'

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  • Large, four-inch rosy-pink flowers bloom spring into fall
  • Chartreuse green foliage illuminates throughout your landscape Impressive planted in multiples for a flowering hedge or beautiful privacy wall
  • Easy to grow and extremely hardy

Growth Facts

  • Hardiness Zone: 5-8
  • Mature Height: 8-12' tall
  • Mature Width: 8-12' wide
  • Exposure: Full Sun
  • Spacing: 6-12' apart

Why plant Aphrodite Rose of Sharon?

Aloha! An Aphrodite Tree Form Rose of Sharon in your entryway garden or foundation bedswill give off a tropical vibe while welcoming guests to your home. Its voluptuous, pink, five-inch blossoms, each marked with a deeper pink bullseye, brings to mind palm trees and hula dancers, but don’t be fooled. Although the exotic blooms make it look like a tender plant, this sturdy performer is totally cold-hardy. You can rely on it to give you a fresh splash of color through the hottest days AND to endure winter temperatures down to -20ºF! This is one of our favorite selections.

Rose of Sharon has been enjoyed by gardeners for centuries, but one thing that has always been a bit troublesome about it is the way it reseeds. Horticulturists at the U.S. National Arboretum set out to change that in the early 1970s by breeding some new varieties. They treated the seedlings with colchicine, a natural substance that causes some plants to become triploids. Triploids have extra chromosomes, and they generally flower for extended periods, have larger flowers and fruit, and make little or no seed. Seedless watermelon, for example, is a triploid. The first Rose of Sharon triploid was named after the Roman goddess of the hunt, Diana, so the National Arboretum researchers continued that theme and named this new plant after the Greek goddess of love, Aphrodite.

How to use Aphrodite Rose of Sharon in the landscape?

Aphrodite Rose of Sharon, a.k.a. Aphrodite Althea or Hardy Hibiscus, is usually grown as a shrub. However, our ingenious growers have raised it up off the ground and shaped it into a sweet little patio tree. This gives the plant a more formal look, making it perfect for those neatly manicured beds and borders around your home in need of a special accent.

Why Bower & Branch?

At Bower & Branch, it’s our job to know and grow trees… especially big trees.

- Trusted, Experienced Growers

- Trusted, Knowledgeable Expertise

- Trusted Brand of Quality Trees Across the United States

We do the hard part. Our trees and plants are grown and cared for by only the best, local growers for years before they find their forever home in your landscape. Bower & Branch is known for having hard-to-find, substantial sizes and selection. The quality of our trees and plants are consistent in health and vigor—always ready for immediate impact in your garden and instant curb appeal. We never rush our trees to reach a ‘grade size.’ Our trees are grown for quality height, vigor, health and age.We believe in empowering homeowners with the truth about strong, healthy and structurally sound plants that are grown to perform in the ground after they leave the nursery for home delivery, always fresh inventory from the grower.

How To Plant Aphrodite Rose of Sharon

The Aphrodite Tree Form Rose of Sharon is easy and satisfying to grow even for novice gardeners. Choose a site with all-day sun for your tree. Aphrodite will also grow in part shade, but will put out fewer blooms there. This tree likes light soils and needs good drainage, but it doesn’t want to dry out completely. Irrigate with the Bower & Branch Elements™ Watering System to supply just the right amount of water and get your tree off to a great start. Aphroditewill also respond favorably to an annual application of our Elements™ Fertilizer. This is one of the slowest trees to leaf out in the spring, so be patient! Pruning can be accomplished at any time of the year.

How To Water

Water twice weekly for the first 3-5 weeks; then water weekly for the remainder of the year until winter. When you water, water slowly and thoroughly. Watering needs may be altered due to extreme weather conditions.

How To Fertilize

Incorporate Elements Starter Plant food granular form into the soil when planting. If planting in spring or summer start fertilizing late fall using Elements Starter Plant food granular form on an annual basis each late year. Continue this for three years to get your plant well established.

How To Prune

Prune hard each year in early spring to control size, does not affect flowering.

Planting Zones

Hardiness Zone: 5-8

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