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Raspberry Smoothie Althea - Rose of Sharon - 3 Gallon Pot
A delightful Rose of Sharon, Raspberry Smoothie Althea produces an abundance of double flowers with bright fuchsia-purple petals from early to mid summer into fall. Get all the details below!

Raspberry Smoothie Althea - Rose of Sharon - 3 Gallon Pot

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SIZE: 3 GALLON POT

Raspberry Smoothie Althea
Hibiscus syriacus 'Raspberry Smoothie'

USDA Plant Hardiness Zones: 5a-9b  Find Your Zone




Special Attributes

A delightful Rose of Sharon, Raspberry Smoothie Althea produces an abundance of double flowers with bright fuchsia-purple petals from early to mid summer into fall. It has performed extremely well in our gardens here in Zone 8a of mid-Georgia. Th flowers  are a magnet to butterflies and hummingbirds so make sure to plant it where you can watch them swarm the flowers!




Landscape & Garden Uses

Growing 8 to 10 feet tall and about 6 to 7 feet wide, Raspberry Smoothie Althea is ideal for use as a specimen, in groupings, or as a natural hedge in sunny landscape and flowering shrub borders. As this Althea grows taller lower branches can be removed to form a highly attractive small tree that is ideal for use as a specimen in home foundation plantings and garden beds. A fine addition to hummingbird gardens, cottage gardens and fuchsia or pink theme gardens.

Suggested Spacing: 5 feet apart for hedge; 10 feet apart for space between plants




Cultural Preferences

Rose of Sharon are very easy to grow and maintain. Simply plant them where the sun shines most of the day. Some light shade is tolerated but too much shade and plants will become leggy and flowering is diminished. They are not too particular about soil type preferring a moist but well drained soil of average fertility. maintenance is minimal requiring little if any pruning other than to snip a stray branch or to tree form.




Helpful Articles

Click on the link below to ind helpful advice from our experts on how to plant, fertilize, prune and water Althea / Rose of Sharon.





Plant Details

USDA Cold Hardiness Zones: 5a-9b  Find Your Zone
Plant Type:  Deciduous Flowering Shrub
Height at Maturity:  8-10'
Width at Maturity:  6-7'
Spacing: 5' apart for hedge; 10'+ apart for space between plants
Growth Habit / Form:  Upright, Vase/Fountain Shape
Growth Rate:  Moderate
Flower Color: Fuchsia-Purple
Flower Size:  Large, 4-5"
Flowering Period:  Summer into Fall
Flower Type:  Double
Fragrant Flowers:  No
Foliage Color:  Rich Green
Fragrant Foliage:  No
Berries:  No
Berry Color:  NA
Sun Needs:  Full Sun or Mostly Sun, Morning Sun with Dappled or Afternoon Shade, Morning Shade with Evening Sun
Water Needs:  Average, Low
Soil Type:  Clay, Loam
Soil Moisture / Drainage:  Well Drained Moist, Moderately Drained
Soil pH:  5.5 - 7.5
Maintenance / Care:  Low
Attracts:  Butterflies, Hummingbirds, Visual Attention
Resistances:  Deer, Disease, Drought, Heat, Insect




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