Althea - Double White

Scientific Name: Hibiscus syriacus
Best Planted in USDA Hardiness Zone: 5-9 .
 

$19.95

Plant Quick Guide

Growing Zones:

5-9 .

Mature Height:

8-10 ft

Mature Width:

4-5 ft

Sunlight:

Full (6-8 hours)

Spacing:

6 ft

Growth Rate:

Slow

Flower Color:

White
  • Description
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Althea is a deciduous, ornamental shrub more commonly referred to as Rose of Sharon. The shrub produces beautiful double white blooms that look particularly stunning when planted in groups or for borders. Individual flowers stay open for one day and close at night. Since plants bloom on new growth, shaping or pruning can be done at any time. However, pruning is usually not required since the plant grows slowly and keeps a tight upright form. It exhibits a slow-to-moderate growth rate and reaches a height of about 8-10 feet and a spread of about 4-5 feet. Although tolerant of poor soils and drought in sun or light shade, this upright, deciduous shrub requires ample moisture to flower its best and to avoid leaf-drop. Some protection from mid-day or afternoon sun is beneficial for optimum plant appearance. Tolerance to aerosol salt and wet soils combined with drought-tolerance make this a fine plant for many landscapes. USDA ZONES: Zone 5, Zone 6, Zone 7, Zone 8, Zone 9
WE CAN NO LONGER SHIP TO THE FOLLOWING STATES: ARIZONA, CALIFORNIA, HAWAII
Orders are typically shipped within 5-7 business days from the date of your order. You will receive a tracking email upon shipment of your Plant Me Green purchase. Delivery time cannot be guaranteed. Shipping and handling charges are calculated based on the tables below. Please note West Coast states ship only on Monday due to transit time and it will include a $10 shipping fee regardless of whether an order is over $100 due to shipping carrier costs.

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Most Plant Me Green trees can be shipped and planted any time of year, unless the variety is specified as only seasonal delivery (such as bare root trees). Our shipping schedule is Monday, Tuesday, and Wednesday. This is to ensure our trees do not stay in a box longer than necessary and arrive to you as healthy as possible. If a package needs to arrive prior to a specific date, or at a more convenient time for you, please notate that upon placement of your order. On some occasions, severe weather and other unusual issues can delay shipping and delivery of your Plant Me Green package. Holiday shipping schedules are set by the carriers.
First, decide on a planting location. Consider carefully what kind of sun, soil, and growing-space your tree or shrub will need. Once you've located the perfect spot, the hole you are digging must be at least double the width and as deep as the root system you are planting. The top of the root system should be level with the ground. Before placing the tree or shrub in the hole, use your hands to gently break up the root system. Once the tree is in place, backfill the hole with native soil and any leftover potting material. Pack down the soil to eliminate any air pockets. When finished, water thoroughly. To insure your plants a successful growth rate and productive life, plant your seedlings per the instructions included in your PlantMeGreen package.
For the first growing-season, water on a weekly schedule. Once the plant is established, water only as needed. Since plants bloom on new growth, shaping or pruning can be done at any time. However, pruning is usually not required since the plant grows slowly and keeps a tight upright form. Prune in late winter or early spring in northern climates. Frequent severe pruning gives fewer but larger flowers; no or little pruning gives many smaller flowers. Although tolerant of poor soils and drought in sun or light shade, this upright, deciduous shrub requires ample moisture to flower its best and to avoid leaf-drop. Some protection from mid-day or afternoon sun is beneficial for optimum plant appearance. Tolerance to aerosol salt and wet soils combined with drought-tolerance make this a fine plant for many landscapes.

Customer Reviews

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A.V.
It’s a beauty

The 2 Althea’s were perfectly packed , arriving without even a bent leaf. They are thriving. Thank you very much

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R.I.
Althea Double White

I ordered two altheas and they arrived as promised. I would have rated higher however the packaging could have been a bit better as the box was slightly crushed and the plants shifted a bit. One stem was broken at the top but nothing that a pruner wouldn't cure. I would suggest to have a barrier to hold the base in place to prevent shifting and contact your shipping carrier(s) to address the box damage.

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B.M.
Purchase Review

So far no problems! Happy with purchase and service.