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Double Purple Hibiscus Tree

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We are so excited to be able to offer the amazing Double Purple Althea Hibiscus tree! Also known as the Rose of Sharon tree, this stunning specimen puts on a spectacular show when most other flowers are long gone! Enjoy tons of vibrant purple double blooms from midsummer to fall. Get prepared for the questions and the oohs and ahhs from friends and neighbors! "Where did you find this gorgeous, dwarf tree?!" Oh, come on, you can tell them! We'll probably be sold out by the time they check anyway;) These gorgeous babies are going to go fast!

Butterflies and hummingbirds flock to the Purple Althea Hibiscus tree. Sit back and enjoy the show. You'll want this pretty little gem close by your rocking chair!

The Purple Althea Hibiscus is easy to grow just like tradition althea plants. They tend to be pest and disease resistant so you won't need to spray any harmful chemicals. They are drought tolerant once established so if you forget about your pretty tree on occasion it will be just fine. You will want to water when the ground is dry in the growing season for brighter blooms. This Purple hibiscus tree is even tolerant of pollution, poor soil, and heat!

The Purple Rose of Sharon tree is low maintenance, deer, pest, and disease resistant, attractive to butterflies, beautiful and unique! What more could you want? And you WILL NOT find this tree in your neighbor’s yard. Rose of Sharon trees are hard to find!

Add some pizazz to your yard with the Purple Althea Hibiscus tree! Order yours today before they're gone.

Shipping Restriction AZ
Soil Type Acidic, Adaptable, Well-drained
Sunlight Full Sun, Part Sun
Drought Tolerance Good
Mature Height 8-10 Feet
Mature Width 6-10 Feet
Fall Color Green
Bloom Color Purple

How To Care

When planting your Purple Althea Hibiscus tree be sure you have the right location and conditions for your new plants to thrive. Spring and fall are ideal times to plant this shrub, but as long as you avoid extreme temperatures, especially in mild climates, you can plant throughout the year.

The Purple Althea requires full sun and is adaptable to a variety of well-drained soils. Keep the soil moist, but not saturated, especially in summer and in the first few months after planting. If you encounter flower drop or only a small crop of flowers it is more likely to be a lack of water than it is a lack of fertilizer. Mulching 2-3 inches deep is recommended for hibiscus. Mulching will cut back on watering needs, prevent weeds, and protect your plant in extreme temperatures. Feed your hibiscus tree our balanced slow release fertilizer. Fertilize once in spring and again in late summer for best results. If you have a nutrient rich soil, skip the summer dose of fertilizer. Avoid over-feeding your Hibiscus. This can cause blooms to never open and even encourage aphids, one of the few pests of Hibiscus. You don’t need to prune this Rose of Sharon tree, but if you need to remove dead or crowded branches or control size prune in late winter or early spring.

The best way to prevent disease and pests is by providing the appropriate care for your plants. Proper location choice, watering, and fertilization are the keys to your success. Althea trees rarely experience severe issues with pests or disease.

If you do encounter any issues try the following methods: Treat aphids and whitefly naturally with neem oil or insecticidal soap. For severe infections you can use pesticides like carbaryl, also known as Sevin. Fungal infection can be prevented by making sure the planting site has good drainage and by avoiding overhead watering. Fungal infections can be treated with a fungicide. Generally, treating many fungal issues after infection isn't very effective. However, if can prevent the infection from occurring on new growth or worsening on current growth. If you have problems in a prior year, treat preventatively in early spring for best results.

Shipping Restriction AZ
Soil Type Acidic, Adaptable, Well-drained
Sunlight Full Sun, Part Sun
Drought Tolerance Good
Mature Height 8-10 Feet
Mature Width 6-10 Feet
Fall Color Green
Bloom Color Purple

Landscape Ideas

The Purple Althea Hibiscus tree is a versatile tree that is perfect for just about any landscape. This purple Althea looks amazing as a single focal tree or planted in groups of 3 for extra color and impact. Plant a row of these beauties for a graceful and distinctive hedge. This compact flowering tree is the perfect centerpiece for any mixed bed or garden. It is just to die for in a cottage garden! It offers a soft and feminine feel and awesome purple flower power in summer and fall. You are going to absolutely love this tree where ever you plant it!

Pro Tip: Try the Purple Althea tree in a container for an upscale, romantic look. Pick the planter to fit your own style. Simply make sure it drains well and apply fertilizer an extra time per year since nutrients leech out faster in pots.

Shipping Restriction AZ
Soil Type Acidic, Adaptable, Well-drained
Sunlight Full Sun, Part Sun
Drought Tolerance Good
Mature Height 8-10 Feet
Mature Width 6-10 Feet
Fall Color Green
Bloom Color Purple

Shipping Details

We plan each shipment to avoid your plants sitting in transit over the weekend during the summer months. This means your order may be held until the following Monday to ensure the shortest delivery time. We guarantee that your plants arrive at the highest quality possible.

Please see the below transit map that specifies an average amount of days after your order has shipped.

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Deanna S.
United States United States

Highly recommend

I would highly recommend this nursery, and I intend to order from them in the future. I received my tree shockingly fast, and the packaging was over the top! I had been looking for this particular flowering tree for quite some time, and although they did not have it in stock initially, they emailed me as soon as they did, plus it was a lot less expensive than anywhere else I had looked. The tree itself is very healthy and just beautiful, full of buds that will bloom soon. Thank you for such a wonderful experience!

Gilles B.
United States

Very good customer support

Transit was done according to the agrement. in a solid carboard. I follwed all the instructions for planting and watering. Waiting for the hibiscus to bloom now

Linda K.
United States

Double purple Althea

Excellent. Now wait still spring to enjoy.

Peter S.
United States


No buds showing. Am hoping it’s going to grow?

Eugene A.
United States

Great Support and Product

Tree came in just two days; packaging was excellent. Tree appeared healthy with leaves, buds, and no broken branches. After planting, watered per instructions; five days later and all looks well. This was my first purchase from PlantingTree; they exceeded my expectations. I will buy from them again in the future.

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