Althea Double RedScientific Name: Hibiscus syriacus
Best Planted In Zone: 5-9
Althea is a deciduous, ornamental shrub more commonly referred to as the Rose of Sharon. This shrub produces beautiful double red blooms that look particularly stunning when planted in groups or around borders. It exhibits a slow-to-moderate growth rate, and reaches a height of about 15 feet and a spread of about 12 feet. When planting look for a full sun area with moist, well-drained soil. USDA ZONES: Zone 5, Zone 6, Zone 7, Zone 8, Zone 9
Most PlantMeGreen trees can be shipped and planted any time of year, unless the variety is specified as only seasonal delivery. Packages are typically shipped within 7-10 days from the time of your order. You will receive a tracking email upon confirmation of your PlantMeGreen purchase. On some occasions, severe weather and other unusual issues can delay shipping and delivery of your PlantMeGreen package. Delivery time cannot be guaranteed, 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.
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. Prune twice a year, once in the winter and once in mid-summer.