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Blueberry Smoothie™ Althea

Hibiscus syriacus 'Blueberry Smoothie'

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Growing Zones: 5-8
(hardy down to -10℉)



Growing Zones 5-8
You are in Growing Zone: 6

Mature Height:

6-8 ft.

Mature Width:

4-5 ft.

Sunlight:

Full Sun

Spacing:

4-5 ft.

Growth Rate:

Moderate

Drought Tolerance:

Good

Botanical Name:

Hibiscus syriacus 'Blueberry Smoothie'

Does Not Ship To:

AZ

A Beautiful Blue Bloom For The Hottest Days of Summer

The captivating flowers are a gorgeous blue-purple. The colors of the Blueberry Hibiscus Smoothie tree are unlike anything else. Reminiscent of blueberry ice cream, the deep purples curl at the edges of the transfixing bright blue petals. The pop of color will be an incredible addition to your landscape.

You get massive double blooms with this tree. The Blueberry Smoothie produces huge, double blooms that sit perfectly amongst the bright green leaves. The contrast of healthy purple flowers on top of vibrant green foliage will brighten up your garden.

Not only is the color mesmerizing, so is the shape of the flowers. The Blueberry Smoothie Hibiscus is sometimes referred to as the Rose of Sharon because of the flowers' shape. Crumpled paper like Hibiscus petals emerge in blossoms that looks like a rose. 

Your garden pops with color as everything else begins to fade. In the dog days of late summer as flowers from other plants begin to fade and wither from the heat, the Blueberry Smoothie Hibiscus tree begins to bloom. Just as you begin to miss the vibrant colors of spring, your Hibiscus tree will flower into the autumn. 

Butterflies and Hummingbirds can't stay away from the bright colors. The Blueberry Smoothie is a magnet for butterflies and hummingbirds. Imagine sitting in your garden in late summer admiring the bright purple blossoms, surrounded by dancing hummingbirds and colorful butterflies.

Just plant it and enjoy it. You don't need to worry about annoying maintenance. This tree can't help but look beautiful, no matter what you do. You will get a gorgeous site in your garden with very little investment of time and energy.

This ornamental is perfect for so many uses. If you pot this tree, you can place it anywhere you like for an additional spark of color. You can plant several in your yard, in a row and create a gorgeous privacy hedge. The uses are only as limited as your imagination.

Brighten up your landscape today! The Blueberry Smoothie Hibiscus Tree is a sought after ornamental. It's so easy to care for and it provides such an incredible display that you don't want to wait around for this addition to your landscape!





Blueberry Smoothie™ Althea Pollination

Blueberry Smoothie™ Althea are self-fertile. You will get fruit with only one plant. However, adding an additional Blueberry Smoothie™ Althea will drastically increase the size of your crop.

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Beautiful!
The color is a true blue purple... exactly what I was looking for!

I don't have anything else to say but they want me to say more.
September 19, 2017
Purchased
1 month ago
Growing Zone:
7
Love them
Love love the 2 trees I bought , put them in large planters and put flowers at base so beautiful!!!!!
July 12, 2017
Purchased
3 months ago
Growing Zone:
8
There are so many flowers. Flowers are pretty like the photos but their sizes are rather smaller than the photos. It came in good condition.
August 15, 2017
Purchased
2 months ago

Planting & Care



It's Easy to Plant & Care for Your Blueberry Smoothie™ Althea


Blueberry Smoothie™ Althea Planting Diretions

Planting Instructions: Plant your Blueberry Smoothie Hibiscus Tree in either full sun or partial shade. This tree is very resistant to heat, drought, pollution and poor soil conditions, so you only need to worry about where you place the plant in your yard. When planting, add some compost and a general fertilizer to the soil and then top off the base of the tree with some mulch for water retention.

 

Watering: Because of its drought resistance, you only need to water your Blueberry Smoothie Hibiscus when you get less than one inch of rain in a week. If you over water, the leaves will turn yellow.

 

Fertilization: You can fertilize the plant every spring with a general-purpose fertilizer. Fertilizing too much will cause the tree to produce more leaves and less blooms, so be careful to only add a little bit each year.

 

Pruning: You only need to prune your Blueberry Smoothie Hibiscus Tree if you want it to maintain a certain shape for hedges. You can also prune to control the size of your plant as taller trees will have smaller blooms. Cutting 2-3 buds on each branch will allow the tree to produce larger blooms the next season. Since this tree is such a late bloomer, only prune in late fall and winter.

Planting & Care

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Look forward to receiving this beautiful tree 🌲 that not only has rose like purple blooms but attracts butterflies and hummingbird
Terry G on Jun 6, 2017
I grew up in Austin, TX with a yard FULL of althea bushes- looking forward to renewing fond old memories and lots
of BUTTERFLIES. 'Lost EVERYTHING including 100s of beautiful pine trees and flowering bushes in 2011 Bastrop Tx
Wild Fires, but am starting over- slowly, but surely. 'Hope everything does indeed grow fast!!!!!!!!
CORNELIA A on Apr 17, 2017
Look forward to receiving this beautiful tree 🌲 that not only has rose like purple blooms but attracts butterflies and hummingbird
Terry G on Jun 6, 2017
I love the color! I can't wait to see it in bloom!
Jan G on May 20, 2017
I grew up in Austin, TX with a yard FULL of althea bushes- looking forward to renewing fond old memories and lots
of BUTTERFLIES. 'Lost EVERYTHING including 100s of beautiful pine trees and flowering bushes in 2011 Bastrop Tx
Wild Fires, but am starting over- slowly, but surely. 'Hope everything does indeed grow fast!!!!!!!!
CORNELIA A on Apr 17, 2017
Love the double flowers and the colors
Diana H on Apr 11, 2017
I love the color! I can't wait to see it in bloom!
Jan G on May 20, 2017
Love the double flowers and the colors
Diana H on Apr 11, 2017

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