Althea Red Heart Rose of Sharon

Althea Red Heart Rose of Sharon

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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

Ornamental Characteristics
Category Large Flowering Shrub or Small Flowering Tree
Foliage Type Deciduous
Height 6' - 10'
Spread 6' - 8'
Shape Patio-tree form
Primary Foliage Color Medium Green
Seasonal Foliage Color
Medium Green
Flowering Season Summer
Flower Color White with Red center
Berries N/A
Environmental Characteristics
Growth Rate Moderate
Sun Preferences Sun to Partial shade
Water Preferences Average to Moist (not wet): Prepare planting area for adequate drainage.