China Chiffon® Rose of Sharon

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The Proven Winners® ColorChoice® Althea, China Chiffon® Rose of Sharon (Hibiscus syriacus 'Bricutts') produces large, single white flowers that are adorned with a streaked red eye and a lacy center to create an anemone-like flower! Also known as Althea, and related to Tropical Hibiscus, these are just as brilliant and easy to grow as their cousins!

A strong growth habit lends itself to pruning into a tree form or kept as an upright shrub that is easy for beginner gardeners and experts alike! Full of lush deep green foliage that is a fantastic backdrop for the gleaming white blooms! The large overlapping petals and red bullseye are a beacon for pollinators, hummingbirds, and local bees!

Being a very easy-to-grow and strong-growing plant with lots of large blooms, China Chiffon® will become the star in the garden from July through September, with bold yet delicate blooms! Hardy throughout USDA growing zones 5 to 8, Althea grows to a hefty and elegantly branched 8 to 12-foot tall shrub or multi-branched tree form!

Planting and Application:

China Chiffon® is great for borders and backdrops to highlight Roses, Perennials, and Cottage borders! Radiant blooms shine as a specimen plant and flowering focal point in the sun! You'll love having one as a pinpoint shade plant, or in rows for privacy around seating areas. The soft and soothing colored flowers add a cool and calming effect to Meditation gardens and sunny hot porches and patios alike!

Trim smaller, or plant in an oversized container for a patio plant and on balconies for privacy and screening! Fantastic pollinator garden plants, China Chiffon® turns your sunny yard into a soothing private retreat with their help along your property line or creating outdoor garden rooms! Althea also looks incredible as an anchor plant to soften the corners of a garage or garden shed. China Chiffon® works beautifully with nearly any style of architecture, too.

  • Brilliant White Flowers With Red Eyes
  • Prolific Flowers & Upright Form
  • Flower Power from Mid-Summer To Fall
  • Butterflies, Hummingbirds & Pollinators Favorite
  • Wonderful Cut Flowers, Large Containers & Flowering Privacy Screen

#ProPlantTips for Care:

Keep it well watered during growth. China Chiffon® does best in full sun, but the light shade is acceptable, especially in far southern or southwestern climates. Plant it in a spot where they will get at least six hours of sunlight a day, but in hotter climates, they can handle some afternoon shade. Provide a moderate amount of water on a regular basis. Use a three-inch layer of arborist mulch over the top of the root system to keep them nice and cool. Apply a slow-release fertilizer designed for flowering plants at the same time.

This gorgeous shrub blooms on new wood, so 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.

  • Full Sun & Partial Shade
  • Moderate Moisture & Enriched Well-Drained Soil
  • Rugged, Cold Hardy & Heat Tolerant
  • Blooms on New Wood - Prune Early Spring
  • Large Upright Shrub or Tree-Form With Training

Easy to grow Proven Winners® ColorChoice® plants are outstanding additions to your yard! Hurry and order your own China Chiffon® Rose of Sharon today and enjoy these fantastic late-season ornamentals!

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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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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China Chiffon® Rose of Sharon Is Suited to Grow in Zones 5-8
Growing Zones 5-8
More Information
Brand Nature Hills' Choice
Botanical Name Hibiscus syriacus 'Bricutts'
Type Deciduous
Mature Height 8 - 12 feet
Mature Spread 5 - 6 feet
Sun Exposure Full Sun
Soil Well Drained
Moisture Moderate
Growth Rate Medium
Foliage Color Green
Pollinator Friendly Yes
Pruning Time Late Winter