Double Red Rose of Sharon Tree

Hibiscus syriacus


Introducing the gorgeous Double Red Rose of Sharon tree! Also known as an Althea or hardy hibiscus 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 flowering 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 Double Red Althea tree. Sit back and enjoy the show. You will want to be close by to admire this horticultural masterpiece!

The Double Red Rose of Sharon tree 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.

Key Features

  • Unique Althea TREE! While we see Rose of Sharon shrubs often, these common hibiscus trees are very uncommon. Stand out from your neighbors with the Double Red Rose of Sharon tree!
  • Rose Red DOUBLE blooms! The Double Red Rose of Sharon tree boasts huge double petal blooms. It is a prolific bloomer that offers loads of flowers for months on end!
  • Attractive to pollinators. Butterflies, bees, and hummingbirds love this dwarf flowering tree.
  • Versatile in the landscape. The Double Red Althea tree looks great as a focal in a mixed bed or in groups of 3 on the corners of your home or yard. Try Rose of Sharon trees to line your driveway for awesome color, stunning double blooms, and exciting landscape impact.
  • Easy to grow. The Double Red Rose of Sharon tree is deer, insect, and disease resistant. This low maintenance plant is also drought, heat, cold, and pollution tolerant. It is adaptable to just about any soil even tolerating wet sites.


Pro Tip: Water when the ground is dry during the growing season for the best bloom color.

The Double Red Althea 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 pizzazz to your yard with the Double Red Rose of Sharon tree! Order yours today before they're gone!

growing zone 5-9
Shipping Restriction AZ
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 Double Red Rose of Sharon 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 Double Red Althea tree enjoys part to full sun and is adaptable to just about any soil. 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. Applying mulch at 1 to 2 inches deep is recommended for hibiscus syriacus trees. Mulching will cut back on watering needs, prevent weeds, and protect your plant in extreme temperatures. Feed our balanced slow release fertilizer in spring. You don’t need to prune Rose of Sharon trees, but if you need to prune for shape or size control, late winter or early spring is the best time. Prune off dead or broken branches when you notice them.

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. The Double Red Rose of Sharon tree is pest and disease resistant.

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. Treating most fungal issues after infection isn't very effective. However, you can prevent the infection from occurring on new growth or worsening on current growth. If you have had problems in a prior year, treat preventatively in early spring for best results.

Shipping Restriction AZ
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 Double Red Althea Hibiscus is a versatile tree that is perfect for just about any landscape. This Rose of Sharon plant 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 small flowering tree is the perfect centerpiece for any mixed bed or garden. It is lovely in a cottage garden. It offers a bold, but feminine feel and romantic red flower power in summer and fall. 

Pro Tip: Try the Double Red Rose of Sharon 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 leach out faster in pots.

For additional options, be sure to browse our Rose of Sharon and Rose of Sharon Tree collection.

Shipping Restriction AZ
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

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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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 we got 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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