Double Red Althea Hibiscus Tree

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We are so excited to be able to offer the amazing Double Red Althea Hibiscus tree! Also known as the Red Rose of Sharon tree, this stunning specimen puts on a spectacular show when most other flowers are long gone! Enjoy tons of deep wine red 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 Red Althea Hibiscus tree. Sit back and enjoy the show. You will want to be close by to admire this horticultural masterpiece!

The Red 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 Red hibiscus tree is even tolerant of pollution, poor soil, and heat!

The Red 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 Red Althea Hibiscus tree! Order yours today before they're gone!

Shipping Restriction AZ, LA
Soil Type Adaptable, Well-drained
Sunlight Full Sun, Part Sun
Drought Tolerance Good
Mature Height 10-15 Feet
Mature Width 5-6 Feet
Bloom Color Red

How To Care

When planting your Red 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 Red 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, LA
Soil Type Adaptable, Well-drained
Sunlight Full Sun, Part Sun
Drought Tolerance Good
Mature Height 10-15 Feet
Mature Width 5-6 Feet
Bloom Color Red

Landscape Ideas

The Red Althea Hibiscus tree is a versatile tree that is perfect for just about any landscape. This red 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 Red 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, LA
Soil Type Adaptable, Well-drained
Sunlight Full Sun, Part Sun
Drought Tolerance Good
Mature Height 10-15 Feet
Mature Width 5-6 Feet
Bloom Color Red

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Most orders and all supplies are processed and shipped the same day.

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We plan each shipment to avoid your plants sitting in a truck over the weekend if possible. This means your order may be held until the following Monday to ensure the shortest delivery time. This delay will guarantee that your plants arrive the highest quality possible. Plants that specify shipping at different seasons will be shipped when they become available. ex. ships spring.

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Robin G.
United States

Just Can't Wait !!

Wow! The Photo Says It All !! My Double Red Althea Hibiscus Tree was planted 2 days ago and the Dormant looking little tree now has started Budding out little Green Shoots and I just cannot wait for the Showy Show of Blooms !! Thank You for helping me to be a Better Green Thumb ... : )

Joy M.

Beautiful tree and blooms

My Double Red Althea Hibiscus tree came within two days of ordering (March). In May the tree was still dormant. I sent a picture to Planting Tree and they were so gracious to reimbursed me for the tree. I left it in the ground not knowing what to plant in it's place and the 3rd week in June I started to see leaves and buds on the tree. I was so excited to see this beautiful tree come alive and so glad I left it in the ground as long as I did. I have since learned that with the harsh winter we had (even in Florida) takes longer for trees to come out of dormancy. Thank you Planting Tree for this beautiful tree.

Robin J.
United States

Excellent products and cusotmer support

We lost our original tree to a severe thunderstorm. So we decided to replace it with something different that would not grow too tall in case Mother Nature decided to cause more trouble. The selection on the website was excellent with enough information to enable us to find a tree that fit our specifications. Customer support was fantastic. First tree arrive in dormant state from which it never arose. After sending the rep a picture of it, the tree was replaced rapidly. It is growing beautifully!

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United States

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