DOUBLE FLOWERED, LAVENDER HIBISCUS TREE
- An abundance of long blooming, lavender-pink flowers that color up the summer
- Ruffled, double bloom that last through the heat of summer
- Dark green leaves turn a brilliant yellow in fall
- Thrives in hot and humid weather
- Plant by your front door or patio so you can enjoy this perky little pop of color
- Hand Selected, Fresh from the Grower
- Ships on our trucks because of the size of the tree - does not fit in a box
- Hardiness Zone: 5-8
- Mature Height: 8-12' tall
- Mature Width: 6-10' wide
- Exposure: Full Sun/Part Shade
- Spacing: 6-10' apart
Why plant Ardens Rose of Sharon?
Unstoppable! When summer gets its hottest, and every living thing wants nothing more than to crawl into some cool shade, the Ardens Tree Form Rose of Sharon says, “Is that all you’ve got?” This perky little patio tree, also known as Ardens Althea or Hardy Hibiscus Tree, just keeps pumping out its double lavender blossoms through weeks of summer’s warmest, stickiest weather. Plant it by your front door, in your foundation beds, or in any of the borders or island beds around your home for a welcome, no-fuss pop of color. It’ll make you look forward to the dog days of summer!
“I am the Rose of Sharon, and the lily of the valleys.” No, this isn’t the same Rose of Sharon of the Bible, but our Rose of Sharon, or Althea, has probably been grown as an ornamental plant since biblical times. For a long time, Westerners thought this Rose of Sharon was also from the Middle East, because it had been cultivated there for so many years. It actually originated in China and India. The Ardens selection is believed to have been introduced in 1873. This heirloom variety from your great-grandparents day was a favorite in the Victorian era and is still going strong today!
How to use Ardens Rose of Sharon in the landscape?
The Ardens Tree Form Rose of Sharon is also well suited to growing in a large decorative container on your deck or patio. Simply move it to where you need some pizzazz, like a versatile piece of living garden art.
Hardiness Zones: 5-8
How To Plant Ardens Rose of Sharon
The Ardens Rose of Sharon really could not be much easier to grow. All it needs is a sunny position (a lightly shaded one will do), regular water, and soil that drains well and doesn’t stay soggy after a rain. To keep the foliage vibrant and the flowers abundant, feed your tree in the fall with a good balanced fertilizer like the Bower & Branch Elements™ Fertilizer. You may prune at any time, because the flowers are formed on “new wood,” and trimming in winter or spring does not remove flower buds as it does with Lilacs and so many other trees and shrubs. One thing you’ll want to look out for with this tree is self-sown seedlings—just pull them up when you spot them.
How To Water
They require keeping the soil moist (not too wet) after initial planting. Once established, they are more tolerant of drought conditions, reducing your hand-watering responsibilities.
How To Fertilize
During fall, feed your Ardens Rose of Sharon Bower & Branch Elements Fertilizer once a year for about the first 3 or 4 years - this will give your tree all the nutrients it needs.
How To Prune
Rose of Sharons don't always need to be pruned, but if you'd like to maintain a spherical shape, the pruning is best done in early spring.
How Does Shipping Work?
Bower & Branch Trees, the real BIG trees, don’t fit in a box! Our big trees, sizes XL and bigger, require expert delivery and care, that means our extra-large trees are shipped on Bower & Branch trucks. We are the only ones who know how to ship our big and bigger trees and plants with tender loving care.
We deliver your trees and plants directly to you. Ask Bower & Branch about planting services – we'd be happy to assist in installation..
*Big trees and shrubs, Size XL and bigger, will take approximately 2 to 3 weeks to be delivered.
Your trees and plants are grown across the United States at various Bower & Branch Gowers. Depending on your location, your plant orders may be shipped from various locations.
Please expect orders with multiple items to be delivered over a number of days as a result. Orders made up of numerous items or selections will not arrive at your home on the same day.
From time to time, Bower & Branch Growers may determine to delay order shipment based on various factors for plant health.
Weather in your region, as well as, where your plants are grown, is always considered when shipping. Extreme weather conditions may delay some or all of your order.
Bower & Branch allows our Growers to make final shipping decisions based solely to benefit your trees and plants’ health and success.
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How Does Sizing Work?
The size of our trees have nothing to do with the container size like you may find elsewhere–big doesn't mean just height - it’s also vigor, age, and overall health.. Other online retailers are going to tell you that a plant is a seven gallon, that means nothing to your tree or plant (or you.)
Our trees for sale online are graded on large, x-large, and even bigger sizes. This is because our trees are sized by their age—the higher the letter, the more mature the tree. The age determines the trees’ overall height, size of the trunk and the overall branch density.
All of these characteristics are what you should be looking for when choosing a tree for immediate impact and instant curb appeal. Our extra-large tree and plant sizes are sure to wow you and your neighbors!
See the size guides below.
90 DAY SATISFACTION GUARANTEE:
Bower & Branch guarantees customer satisfaction within all product groups and sizes. If for any reason you are not satisfied with the product or experience, you have 90 days from the original date of purchase to request a replacement of the purchased product(s).
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If your tree(s) should fail for any reason during the three-year guarantee period, you will receive an online gift card in the amount that you originally spent on the tree.* You can then use this online gift card for any Bower & Branch Purchase.
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