Treat yourself, or a fun-loving friend, to the stunning good looks of our expertly shaped Orchid Satin® Rose of Sharon Tree Form (Hibiscus syriacus 'ILVO347'). You'll fall in love with these petite flowering trees that make a huge design impact, even in small space gardens.
If you love bold flowers, you'll be ecstatic by the performance of these carefully crafted tree-form Orchid Satins®. Our plant experts have literally created a living sculpture to grace your home. All eyes will be drawn to their glamorous, whiskered red eyes. Think the fresh-faced charm of Grace Kelly meets the sultry wiles of Cleopatra, and you'll get a sense of these beguiling blooms. Butterflies, Hummingbirds, and bees will certainly take notice and appreciate the addition of these large flowers to your yard!
Rose of Sharon starts blooming in summer and goes and goes through fall. Their reputation as easy-care plants is totally warranted, and make a perfect choice for beginners. Showy at a distance, and engaging up close, Orchid Satin® is a field-tested selection from the Proven Winners® ColorChoice® team. The prolific, large orchid-pink single blooms produce very few if any, seeds.
However, they do produce nectar. You'll enjoy watching the beautiful hummingbirds and butterflies lavish attention on these valuable low-maintenance resources. Best of all, you'll get a chance to study the flowers, each accented by a dramatic red eye. The canopy is held high on a standard trunk! No bending or squatting is required. The bright green foliage is held lushly on graceful branches. The densely held foliage of this tree-form flowering shrub makes it a nice privacy screen if you need it to serve "double duty".
Also known as Althea, and related to Tropical Hibiscus, these are just as brilliant and easy to grow as their cousins! These perky plants are very versatile! Use one as a very special focal point in an outdoor Meditation Garden, or add a row of five of them behind your patio seating. You'll enjoy the dazzling flower display, and rest easy with a boost of welcome privacy and shade. Create an instant "wow" factor by incorporating them into your planting beds and mixed borders.
Try a spicy alternating pattern of the tree form with Purple Pillar® or another Satin® line of Althea in a mulched bed. Choose your favorites, as you really can't go wrong with these tree-form plants. They are such an appealing addition to the mixed plantings in either the front yard or backyard.
Plant them in the ground, or keep them in extra-large containers! Try a pair of them flanking on either side of your front door. Traffic will slow down to check out your curb appeal. Who says you need a yard to grow these spectacular specimens? They'll work just as well on a balcony! Give them regular water, and you'll be absolutely charmed by their cheerful drama.
Help your Althea tree reach its full potential by giving it the proper growing conditions. Plant or place in a full-sun location that gets at least six hours of sunlight a day. Regular water is important, as well. This is especially true for container-grown plants. Mulch helps reduce surface evaporation, but needs to be pulled back all the way around the trunk.
Drip irrigation is a big timesaver! Use soaker hoses, or add tubing fitted with the appropriate nozzles. Use a timer to automate the flow of water. Well-drained soil is important. Elevate in a raised bed if you have poorly drained soil. If you are growing them in a container, look for at least a 20-inch diameter. They'll need plenty of drainage holes. Elevate the pot up on bricks and do not use saucers outdoors. Use a 3-4-inch layer of arborist mulch over the top of the root system to keep them nice and cool both in the ground and in containers.
In exposed and windy locations, consider using a more substantial stake to hold it in place for the first year as the roots get established. In early spring before these plants start to grow, lightly trim the top branches into a uniform, rounded shape. Once the plants are three years old, the canopy should be maintained with regular pruning at about a four-foot rounded ball each year.
Prune Althea in early spring to either shape or control the height. You'll have flowers later that season, no matter how tightly you trim them in spring. You can even train these shrubs into multi or single-stemmed tree forms! Renewal prune every 3-5 years to maintain vigor. Fertilize in early spring, as well. Make sure you get a formula for flowering plants. Keep nitrogen-rich lawn fertilizer well away from your Rose of Sharon tree form plant. Although Rose of Sharon is usually deer resistant, we do recommend repellent sprays. Reapply according to the directions on the label.
Don't miss this chance to order our limited inventory. People are just crazy about the flower power and tree form of these special Proven Winners® ColorChoice® Orchid Satin® Rose plants. Order today! These uber-popular trees are all the rage right now, and you'll want to move quickly if you see them in stock on our site.
Nature Hills sells a large variety of plants with several options available. Plants are offered in both potted containers and as dormant bare root without soil. Here is a helpful resource to understand your options as you create a beautiful landscape with help from Nature Hills.
Ever wonder what a larger plant will mean for your landscape? Container Sizes are really all about the age of the plant!
Seasonally, Nature Hills offers hand selected, high quality bare root trees, shrubs and perennials. Bare root plants are sold by height from the top of the root system to the top of the plant. Plants may be taller than the height minimums.
Keep in mind, specific varieties and different growing conditions can affect the rate at which plants grow. Variations in size may occur.
|Young Plants to 18 Months|
|2"x2"x3"||Ranges from||.18 to .21 dry quarts / .198 to .23 dry liters in volume|
|4.5" Container||Equal to||.65 dry quart / .72 dry liter in volume|
|Sprinter Pot||Equal to||.63 dry quart / .69 dry liter in volume|
|4" Container||Ranges from||.31 to .87 / .35 to .96 dry liter in volume|
|6" Container||Equal to||1.4 dry quarts / 1.59 dry liters in volume|
|1 Quart||Equal to||1 dry quart / 1.1 dry liter in volume|
|5.5" Container||Equal to||1.89 of a dry quart / 2.08 dry liters in volume|
|4"x4"x5"||Ranges from||.8 to 1.1 dry quarts / .88 to 1.2 dry liters in volume|
|4"x4"x6"||Ranges from||1.0 to 1.3 dry quarts / 1.1 to 1.41 dry liters in volume|
|4"x4"x9"||Ranges from||1.1 to 2.1 dry quarts / 1.2 to 2.3 dry liters in volume|
|4"x4"x10"||Ranges from||1.7 to 2.3 dry quart / 1.87 to 2.53 dry liters in volume|
|Plants 18 Months - 2.5 Years Old|
|2 Quart||Equal to||2 dry quarts / 2.2 dry liters in volume|
|#1 Container||Ranges from||2.26 to 3.73 dry quarts / 2.49 to 4.11 dry liters in volume|
|5"x5"x12"||Equal to||3.5 to 4.3 dry quarts / 3.85 to 4.74 dry liters in volume|
|Plants 2 - 4 Years Old|
|#2 Container||Ranges from||1.19 to 1.76 dry gallons / 5.24 to 7.75 dry liters in volume|
|#3 Container||Ranges from||2.32 to 2.76 dry gallons / 10.22 to 12.16 dry liters in volume|
|Plants 3 - 5 Years Old|
|#5 Container||Ranges from||2.92 to 4.62 dry gallons / 12.86 to 20.35 dry liters in volume|
|#6 Container||Ranges from||5.25 to 6.01 dry gallons / 23.12 to 26.42 dry liters in volume|
|#7 Container||Ranges from||5.98 to 6.08 dry gallons / 26.34 to 26.78 dry liters in volume|
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This proprietary eCommerce software prevents the shipment of a restricted plant to each state. The Plant Sentry system includes a shipment certification program. The Plant Sentry Compliance Officer works closely with NatureHills.com and each nursery or fulfillment center to ensure only compliant plants are sold to customers.
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To obtain a more accurate shipment time-frame, simply enter your zip code in the “Find Your Growing Zone” box to the right. Our plants are grown all over the country and lead time on items may be different because of this. Once your order is placed, you will also receive the specific shipment time-frame information as part of your order confirmation. Once an item ships, you will receive shipment notification and tracking numbers, so you can follow along while your plant travels to your doorstep. We use FedEx, UPS, or USPS at our discretion.
Due to winter weather we have put a hold on shipping to the areas shown below in grey. You can still order now and we will ship the plant to you during an appropriate time for your zone.
At Nature Hills we handle, package and ship the products you order with the utmost care to ensure healthy delivery. Shipping and handling charges are calculated based on the tables below. Please note that some items include an additional handling surcharge, these will be noted on the item's product page.
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|Brand||Nature Hills' Choice|
|Botanical Name||Hibiscus syriacus 'ILVO347'|
|Mature Height||10 - 12 feet|
|Mature Spread||6 - 8 feet|
|Sun Exposure||Full Sun|
|Flower Color||Orchid Pink & Red Eye|
|Pruning Time||Late Winter|