Rose of Sharon are typically sold as a shrub, however, our Raspberry Smoothie™ Rose of Sharon "Althea" (Hibiscus syriacus 'DS03RS') has been artfully trained into an ornamental tree! Stunning with tropical-looking flowers this pretty amazing shrub is easy to grow. Now as an ornamental tree that fits into the "gotta have" category!
Raspberry Smoothie™ Althea puts on quite a show from mid-summer into fall. The flowers are extra showy versions of your typical Hibiscus family, but these double (almost triple) blooms closer resemble Carnations or small Peony flowers with a creamy mix of raspberry hues! The fine textured dark green leaves are neatly serrated and stay clean looking all season long.
Imagine a classic, tropical-looking Rose of Sharon covered with massive tropical double pink lavender flowers from mid-summer into fall. The plant is rabbit-resistant and deer tolerant, thriving in the sun throughout USDA growing zones 5-8. Growing with a sturdy, straight single trunk 8-10 feet tall and spreading 4-6 feet wide. Best yet, this is a sterile form and won't be an issue in your environment!
Raspberry Smoothie™ tree-form will make quite a statement as a specimen plant in a courtyard or a prestigious spot in your yard so you can enjoy the colorful show. This is a classic specimen and focal point tree-form shrub! Glorious ornamental flowering bushes are elevated next level on those sturdy trunks, allowing you more options to use these low-maintenance plants anywhere in the full-sun garden! Think about how amazing this will look around your patio or in any large container or planter.
Anchor a foundation planting or highlight a berm or Rock Garden in your front yard. Use an allée, row, or zigzag of these fantastic deciduous shrubs as a taller hedge for privacy and screening, while both sides of the hedge will enjoy long-lasting displays of flowers! Butterfly gardens, cottage garden accents, poolside privacy plantings, and softening a building's corner - the choices are endless!
Raspberry Smoothie™ Althea loves a hot, dry location in your yard. Once the plants are established, they are very drought tolerant, requiring little additional water without sacrificing any quality, growth, or flower power. It is an amazingly easy plant to grow, tolerating almost any well-drained soil and any site as long as it is sunny. Pruning can be done in late winter or early spring without sacrificing any flowers as they are born on new growth. Prune before they leaf out and then leave them alone to produce those amazing flowers on the new growth.
We don't expect these stunning Raspberry Smoothie™ Rose of Sharon shrubs in tree form to last long. Order yours today at Nature Hills Nursery!
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 'DS03RS'|
|Mature Height||8 - 10 feet|
|Mature Spread||4 - 6 feet|
|Sun Exposure||Full Sun|
|Flower Color||Raspberry Blend|
|Pruning Time||Late Winter|