SUMMER BLOOMING, DOUBLE RED HIBISCUS TREE
- An abundance of tropical looking, red flowers that color up the summer
- Ruffled, double blooms 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: 6-8' wide
- Exposure: Full Sun/Part Shade
- Spacing: 6-8' apart
Why plant Lucy Rose of Sharon?
The Lucy Hardy Hibiscus Tree (you may also find it listed as Lucy “Rose of Sharon” or Lucy “Althea”) is a tough little ornamental tree that will bring a welcome pop of color to your landscape every summer. When other plants (and people) are crying “Uncle” in the heat, your Lucy Hibiscus will be churning out dozens of tropical-looking, deep pink flowers—and the show will go on for weeks! Use this dynamo to dress up an area around your porch, pool, or patio, or plant a matching pair of Hibiscus Trees on either side of your front door or garden gate to announce to visitors, “Welcome!”
Rose of Sharon, native to China and India, had been cultivated for so long in the Middle East that scientists believed the Middle East was its homeland when it was “discovered” by a visiting Westerner in the 16th Century. German physician and plant explorer Leonhard Rauwolf described the plant in the 1500s after visiting Syria, and Linnaeus later named it—incorrectly—Hibiscus syriacus. No one is quite sure when the variety ‘Lucy’ originated, though Arnold Arboretum records indicate that this selection goes back to at least 1941.
How to use Lucy Rose of Sharon in the landscape?
The appearance of this intoxicating Hibiscus won't leave you sober! You'll be seeing double when you look at the bountiful red flowers covering this small tree all summer long. Even the hummingbirds will be joining in! This spectacular tree-formed shrub will give you years of enjoyment!
Hardiness Zones: 5-8
How To Plant Lucy Rose of Sharon
Tree Form Hibiscus perform best in full sun and they tolerate a range of soil conditions, including well-drained to dry soils. Hibiscus love fertilizer and will “eat” whatever you give it. Hibiscus does have the occasional problem with aphids on new spring growth. If the aphids become a little “overwhelming” you can consult with your local Garden Center professional or contact us for information about treatment. Some Hibiscus have the tendency to “seed” rather easily. If you find little seedlings sprouting up, don’t be afraid to just pull them out of the ground, but be sure to get the roots too!
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 Rose of Sharon Bower & Branch Elements Starter Plant Food once a year for about the first 3 or 4 years - this will give your tree all the nutrients it needs.
How To Prune
Since the Hibiscus was trained into a tree form, you will need to prune it every couple years or so to keep it maintained. Be sure to prune only in early spring. They bloom in mid-summer, so pruning later in the year will decrease the amount of flower buds.
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 Growers. 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.
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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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