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Full Two-Tone Blooms for Weeks
Why Aphrodite Rose of Sharon Althea Shrubs?
Horticulturists at the U.S. National Arboretum introduced this superb plant in 1988, it's charmed professional landscapers and home gardeners alike ever since. Also known as the Aphrodite Hibiscus, this gorgeous shrub delivers two-tone color, a long bloom season, and hummingbird-friendly flowers.
Unlike other hibiscus cultivars, Aphrodite's flowers keep coming over a long season, typically emerging in a show of vibrancy from June to September. Sometimes, the vibrant blooms even persist 'til the first frost of autumn!
Even better? The Aphrodite couldn't be easier to grow. Growing in both sun and partial shade, the Aphrodite Rose of Sharon Althea isn't finicky. Basically, you get some of the most vivid colors imaginable with virtually no work on your part.
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When you order your Aphrodite Rose of Sharon Althea from Fast Growing Trees, you get it all: A vibrant, easy-growing shrub that's also planted and grown with care. Now, you reap the hassle-free rewards with an Aphrodite Rose of Sharon Althea that's ready to thrive in your landscape, effortlessly.
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Planting & Care
1. Planting: Plant your shrub in either full sun or partial sun (around 4 to 5 hours of sunlight per day is ideal). This shrub is very resistant to heat, drought, pollution and poor soil conditions, so just ensure you plant in well-drained soil.
Dig a hole large enough to accommodate your shrub's root ball, place your tree, backfill the soil and water the surrounding soil.
If you're planting in a container, select a pot that's about twice the width of your tree's shipped container, use organic soil, and choose a sunny spot for your shrub.
2. Watering: Because of its drought resistance, you only need to water your shrub when you get less than one inch of rain in a week. If you're not sure when to water, simply check the surrounding soil about 2 inches down for dryness.
3. Fertilizing: Feed your tree every spring with a general-purpose fertilizer.
4. Pruning: You can prune to control the size of your tree. Cutting 2 to 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.
Estimated Shipping Time: Most orders ship immediately. As noted on the website, some items are seasonal, and may only ship in spring or fall. Once your order is shipped, you'll receive an email with a tracking number.
|Amount of Order||Shipping Charge|
|Less than $129||$19.95|
|$129 +||FREE SHIPPING!|
|Mature Height:||6-10 ft.|
|Mature Width:||4-8 ft.|
|Botanical Name:||Hibiscus syriacus 'Aphrodite'|
|Does Not Ship To:||AZ,OR|
|Grows Well In Zones:||5-9 outdoors|
|Your Growing Zone:||#|
Growing Zones: 5-9 outdoors(hardy down to -10℉)
Customer Reviews & Photos
Aphrodite Rose of Sharon Althea Shrub
Arrived well well packed and alive, planted according to directions and it's growing without issues. Hope it really takes off in the spring.
Arrived a little worse for wear
Fast growing trees is a solid company and I like their array of plants, trees and shrubs. My Rise of Sharon plant arrived a little worse for west—yellowing leaves and a little wilted. I planted it the same day it arrived and it hasn’t spring back like I hoped—but still hoping. It’s not easy to plant new things in an August garden! When one of the shrubs I bought last spring died, the company credited my account. I appreciate their customer service very much and can recommend them.
Bloom within first week!
I was surprised and delighted to see my 3-gallon Aphrodite Rose of Sharon Althea Shrub! It was packed so well it had every limb and leaf intact. After it sat out in my Houston summer for 3-4 days, I had to remove some dead blooms. I purchased the root stimulator and potting soil so I am hoping for beautiful blooms soon. It is planted in a container because the ground is pretty wet from our recent rains. (Really!) I will post pictures as the shrub begins to bloom. So far I am thrilled.
Lovely plant; arrived with many leaves off but all back now
I was worried at first because there were a lot of leaves fallen into the box on arrival. But once we planted it, it now is (just a few weeks later) fully leafed out and thriving.