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Amazing Tropical-like Flowers now in Tree Form!

This is a game changer! Rose of Sharon are typically sold as a shrub. Our Raspberry Smoothie Rose of Sharon "Althea" (Hibiscus syriacus DS03RS) have been artfully trained into an ornamental tree!  Stunning with tropical looking flowers hardy way into zone 5 …a pretty amazing shrub that’s easy to grow, now as an ornamental tree that fits into the “gotta have” category. 

Enjoy spectacular colors summer through fall. Raspberry Smoothie Althea puts on quite a show summer and fall. The flowers are so showy resembling carnations or small peony flowers with a mix of pink, lavender and raspberry.  The fine textured dark green leaves are neatly serrated and stay clean looking all season long.  The plant is rabbit resistant and deer tolerant.

Taking care of your Rose of Sharon tree form is easy. 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.

Double the wow factor! Imagine a classic, tropical looking Rose of Sharon covered with massive tropical double pink lavender flowers from mid-summer into fall?  Think about how amazing this will look around your patio or in any container.  Raspberry Smoothie tree 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. 

Easy to grow! Raspberry Smoothie Althea love a hot, dry location in your yard.  Once the plants are established, they are very drought tolerant needing little additional water without sacrificing any quality, growth or flower power.  It is an amazingly easy plant to grow tolerating most any soil and any site as long as it is sunny. 

We don’t expect these stunning Raspberry Smoothie Rose of Sharon shrubs in tree form to last long. Order yours today!

* Massive flower display mid-summer into fall
Drought tolerant
Easy to grow
It’s a “gotta have” shrub in tree form

Buying Options for Plants

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.

  • Popular sizes of select trees are 1 foot, 2 feet, 3 feet, etc.
  • Popular sizes of select bare root plants is 1 foot, 18 inches, etc.

Nature Hills Container Size by Volume

Young Plants to 18 Months
Size Volume
2"x2"x3" Ranges from .18 to .21 dry quarts / .198 to .23 dry liters in volume
4.5" Container Equal to .655 dry quart / .72 dry liter in volume
3.5" Container Equal to .67 dry quart / .74 dry liter in volume
4" Container Equal to .87 dry quart / .96 dry liter 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
Size Volume
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
Size Volume
#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
Size Volume
#5 Container Ranges from 2.92 to 4.62 dry gallons / 12.86 to 20.35 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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Shipping

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.
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.
*If you have found your zone already, the table above will highlight your zone.
Color Zone Times
3 Spring 2019
4 Spring 2019
5 Spring 2019
6 Spring 2019
7 Spring 2019
8 Now
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Shipping Rates

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.

From To S&H
0 - 19.99 14.95
20 - 49.99 17.95
50 - 69.99 19.95
70 - 99.99 24.95
100 - 129.99 29.95
130 - 130+ Approx 25%

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PLANT HIGHLIGHTS

Raspberry Smoothie Rose of Sharon Tree Form Is Suited to Grow in Zones 5-8
Growing Zones 5-8
More Information
Brand Nature Hills Nursery
Botanical Name Hibiscus syriacus 'DS03RS'
Foliage Dark Green
Mature Height 8 feet
Mature Spread 3 - 4 feet
Soil Type Widely Adaptable
Moisture Moderate
Sun Exposure Full Sun
Growth Rate Medium
Flower Color Blue/Purple