Althea Red Heart Rose of Sharon
Hibiscus syriacus 'Red Heart'
Commonly called Rose of Sharon or shrub althea, this is a vigorous, upright, vase-shaped, multi-stemmed, deciduous shrub that typically grows 8-12' height. It may be trained as a small tree or espalier.
Showy, hollyhock-like, 5-petaled flowers (to 3" diameter) appear over a long, early-summer to fall bloom period. Each flower has a prominent and showy center staminal column. Palmately-veined, coarsely-toothed, three-lobed, medium green leaves (to 4" long) are attractive during the growing season but produce no fall color.
* Rarely Damaged by Deer *
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Photo courtesy of Toms Creek Nursery in Denton, North Carolina
|Category||Large Flowering Shrub or Small Flowering Tree|
|Height||6' - 10'|
|Spread||6' - 8'|
|Primary Foliage Color||Medium Green|
|Seasonal Foliage Color||
|Flower Color||White with Red center|
|Sun Preferences||Sun to Partial shade|
|Water Preferences||Average to Moist (not wet): Prepare planting area for adequate drainage.|