Growing Zones: 5-8 outdoors(hardy down to -10℉)
This plant may not thrive in your area
- Mature Height:
- 6-8 ft.
- Mature Width:
- 4-5 ft.
- Full Sun
- Growth Rate:
- Botanical Name:
- Hibiscus syriacus 'Blueberry Smoothie'
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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™ Altheas 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.
Customer Reviews & Photos
poor packaging - damaged
After each shipment arrived of our MANY orders I kept getting told well just tell us if it dies we'll replace it. In the meantime I have a horrible beaten up tree or plant because of their packaging. Most of the dirt spilled out of the bags the soil treatment and startup placed losely in the boxes just bounced around during shipment and damaged what was probably decent looking plants. Because of the damage and shock all the plants and trees we received (over $1 000 purchased) most are very slow in growing and don't look much bigger than the day we planted them in the Spring (it is not mid-October). I will never buy from this company again. I have since purchased from 2 fantastic other companies online who know better than to put heavy bags of soil condition in with their boxed plants and trees.. they ship those separately. Their packaging and products were so far above Fast-Growing Trees in quality timely shipments and growth !...
Love love the 2 trees I bought put them in large planters and put flowers at base so beautiful!!!!!
Planting & Care
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.
Most items ship the next business day unless otherwise noted
Estimated Shipping Time: Most orders ship immediately, however some orders may ship in 1-2 business days (we do not ship on the weekends) from date of purchase. 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 $15||$11.95|
You can still order, but due to cold weather, we have delayed shipping to the areas shaded on the map below. We want your new plant to thrive right out of the box, so we will wait on shipping your order until the weather is ideal. This includes anyone in
Growing Zones 3 - 6. If you are unsure of your growing zone, visit our
Growing Zone Finder.
Some plants are not available for immediate shipment, and delayed delivery is noted.
We will resume normal shipping in the Spring. Please see the table below for your approximate ship date.
|Growing Zone||Shipping Resumes|
|Zones 3 & 4||Week of May 4th|
|Zone 5||Week of April 13th|
|Zone 6||Week of March 30th|
|Zones 7 - 11||Ships Now!|