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Lucy Althea Tree Form

Hibiscus syriacus 'Lucy' tree form
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Lucy Althea Tree Form
Lucy Althea Tree Form
Lucy Althea Tree Form
Lucy Althea Tree Form
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Lucy Althea Tree Form

Hibiscus syriacus 'Lucy' tree form
    1 review

Vibrant Double Pink-Red Blooms on a Rose of Sharon Tree!

  • Hardy and adaptable althea tree
  • Dwarf flowering tree with an explosive pop of color
  • Attracts butterflies and hummingbirds
  • Deer and disease resistant hibiscus variety
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Product Details

growing zone 5-8 Growing Zones 5-8
Soil Type Adaptable
Sunlight Full, Partial
Drought Tolerance Good
Mature Height 6-10 Feet
Mature Width 5-6 Feet
Bloom Color Pink, Red
Shipping Restriction AZ

The Red Lucy Althea tree is a spectacular dwarf flowering tree with much to offer the home landscape. The large, vivid blooms are red-pink and abundant. This rose of Sharon tree has a long bloom period from summer through fall. Butterflies and hummingbirds seek out the lush flowers.

This variety of hibiscus trees is deer and disease resistant and extremely low maintenance. Trim the canopy in late winter or early spring to keep the Red Lucy Althea tree form nice and neat.

Key Features

  • Non-invasive. This rose of sharon is sterile so it will not spread by seed like many other varieties of althea.
  • Bold color. The brilliant red-pink flowers of this pretty dwarf tree are showy. They bring a lot of color to your yard.
  • Low maintenance. Once established this tree requires only minimal care. A little pruning here and there to keep the canopy looking nice is all this tree really needs.
  • Dwarf flowering tree. This fabulous small tree fits in just about any landscape and can even be grown in pots.

Buy the Red Lucy Rose of Sharon tree form today! We only carry these prized trees once yearly in spring and they sell out quickly!

Lucy Althea Tree Form Care


This tree enjoys full sun, but will tolerate some shade. It is very adaptable to different climates and conditions.


After planting your new Red Lucy Althea tree, water it thoroughly about twice per week for the first 2 to 3 months. A 1 to 2 inch layer of mulch can be put around freshly planted trees to keep the soil moist longer and keep weeds away.


Apply our slow release fertilizer in spring to give this small ornamental tree a boost.


Any necessary pruning should be performed in late winter or early spring. Remove any dead, diseased, or crossed branches when you notice them (anytime of the year).

Landscape ideas

The Red Lucy Althea tree form is a great small tree to add curb appeal to your home. This tree adds color, texture, and beauty to the home landscape.

This rose of Sharon tree easily stands on its own as a focal in mixed beds or gardens. It also looks great in groups, whether in a row, staggered, or in clumps of 3 or 5 at the corner of your home or yard. Red Lucy looks spectacular in containers on your patio, deck, or entryway.

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