Blue Chiffon® Rose of Sharon Shrub

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Absolutely outstanding! The Blue Chiffon® Rose of Sharon is a deciduous shrub with the most unexpected and highly sought-after flower colors! Your Blue Chiffon® shrub form (Hibiscus syriacus 'Notwoodthree') is sure to provide some much-needed color to your mid-summer and fall garden. It's the latest addition to the Chiffon® series from breeder Dr. Roderick Woods of England and brought to you by the experts at Proven Winners® ColorChoice® and Nature Hills!

You'll adore the exquisite blue flowers with their lacy centers of light lavender-blue petals that give them a semi-double appearance. The flower centers are accented with wine-red hues that streak out from the veins of the petals! Like bullseyes for beneficial pollinators, your garden will quickly become a hot spot for attention from all!

You'll enjoy fantastic results from this ornamental Hibiscus shrub without it requiring much work from you. With healthy and vibrant foliage, and those eye-catching blue blooms, nothing compares to Blue Chiffon®! With graceful branching, the Blue Chiffon® Rose of Sharon attains an elegant, rounded form. How amazing to have this best-selling shrub from Proven Winners® turned into an incredible shrub for your own yard. You'll be thrilled to see it, resplendent with large, frilled blue blooms.

A profuse bloomer, you can expect to enjoy your Blue Chiffon's display from July through September. Adaptable, low maintenance, and hardy throughout USDA growing zones 5 to 9, these 8-12 foot tall shrubs only spread to a space-saving 4-6 feet in width at maturity. But you can always prune them to any size that works best in your landscape! You can even train them into multi-stemmed tree-form accents by removing the lower branches and exposing their branched trunks!

Planting and Application:

Plant one as a focal point in your front yard, or anywhere you'd like to attract some mid-summer attention. Go ahead and use these space-saving "attention-grabbers" as a unique accent. Each of these radiant blue blooms will draw the eye. Use one or many to create the lush landscape you crave! Anywhere you place these remarkable trees is sure to be a hit! Use several of these focal points throughout your landscape to boost curb appeal.

Go ahead and carve out some space for yourself in a private garden room and use one as a focal point. Plant a few in extra-large containers for your front porch or patio. Go for high-end, with professional ceramic pots for these ornamental shrubs! Add an elegant garden sculpture or two! Gift yourself time in a fun, uniquely personal, and individualistic space!

No matter the size of your space, you can easily personalize your landscape with a series of garden rooms. Decorate your space with these ornamental shrubs and pair Blue Chiffon® with their matching tree form consistently throughout your landscape.

In an outdoor dining room, add a free-standing fountain. Flank either side with a pair of Blue Chiffon® Rose of Sharon with any of the other Chiffon® series of Althea. Make it fun with a blue avenue of multiple trees, evenly spaced. Plant them in the ground, or grow them in large pots behind your patio furniture.

Of course, the blooms also entice jewel-toned Hummingbirds bees, and butterflies to visit its nectar. They'll only add to your already spectacular display!

  • Absolutely Incredible Lavender-Blue Blooms
  • Semi-Double Blooms With Deep Purple-Red Eyes
  • Deep Green Folaige & Rounded Form
  • Prolific Flowering Mid-Summer Til Fall
  • Loved by Butterflies & Hummingbirds
  • Chic Accent and Specimen, Big Impact for Small Gardens

#ProPlantTips for Care:

Althea are easy to grow and tolerant of periodic drought, heat, and salt spray, plus deer don't prefer the taste! It becomes a high-performance home accent. Blue Chiffon® Rose of Sharon shrubs performs best in full sun. You'll enjoy the richest, true blue tones, plentiful flowers, and healthy foliage if you plant them where they receive at least six hours of direct sunlight a day.

Their planting site should be in well-drained soil that sheds water quickly after a rain shower or watering, and use a three-inch layer of arborist mulch over the top of the root system to keep them nice and cool. Ideally, you would keep the soil evenly moist, but you wouldn't see puddles that remained for very long. Apply a slow-release fertilizer for your tree at that same time. Just follow the application rates on the label directions.

Give young plants a medium amount of water on a regular schedule. Water during extended periods of drought each year. Luckily, these plants are vigorous and durable. Simply create a raised bed or install a planting mound to improve your drainage. Container-grown plants need careful watering. Look into automated drip irrigation. It's fairly easy and fun to set up and adjust, and will save you so much time in the long run!

Prune to shape in early spring as needed. At that time, you'll decide on a plan to maintain and reduce their size to keep them as small tree form. We recommend that you study your shrub all season long. You can use bits of ribbon or twine to mark the branches to prune when it's time. Using sharp pruners sharp, make cuts to open up the canopy of your tree to sunlight and air circulation.

With those shears, reduce the overall size of the canopy. For larger plants, you might only reduce to a three to four-foot sphere to preserve some height. Once new growth starts in the spring though, put the shears away so as not to damage any of the newly forming flowers. Renewal prune every 3-5 years to maintain vigor.

You'll rarely worry about seedlings! The flower factories on this Proven Winners® plant simply doesn't produce very many viable seeds. Very few seeds = very few hassles!

  • Full Sun
  • Moderate Moisture Needs
  • Appreciates Mulched Beds
  • Prune Early Spring
  • Tolerates Most Soils, Including Poor Soil
  • Somewhat Drought Tolerant & Salt Tolerant
  • Field-Tested to Produce Very Few, to Any Seeds

It's quite simply a beautiful, flowering shrub with stunning blue blooms! Proven Winners® ColorChoice® Blue Chiffon® Rose of Sharon Althea is easy to grow and sure to provide enjoyment in your yard for years to come. Order one today at Nature Hills!

Tree Form vs. Shrub Form

The details make all the difference in a garden. At, we understand that little things like what form a plant is can greatly impact how you plan your landscape. So before you buy, don’t forget to check which form you’re getting.

Tree Form: 

These are plants that have one stem coming from the ground. Plants can also be considered single stem when lower branches are removed to raise the height of the branching to a more desired height. Sometimes, you will hear a tree form referred to as a single stem.

Shrub Form:

These are bushy plants with many stems and branchings close to the ground. They are referred to as shrubs or bushes and are often shorter than their tree forms. 

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

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
Size Volume
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
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
#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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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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0 - 19.99 24.99
20 - 49.99 29.99
50 - 69.99 34.99
70 - 99.99 39.99
100 - 129.99 44.99
130 - 149.99 48.99
150 - 150+ Approx 28%

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Blue Chiffon® Rose of Sharon Shrub Is Suited to Grow in Zones 5-9
Growing Zones 5-9
More Information
Brand Proven Winners ColorChoice
Botanical Name Hibiscus syriacus 'Notwoodthree'
Type Deciduous
Mature Height 8 - 12 feet
Mature Spread 5 - 6 feet
Sun Exposure Full Sun
Soil Well-Drained
Moisture Widely Adaptable
Growth Rate Medium
Foliage Color Green
Pollinator Friendly Yes
Pruning Time Early Spring
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