Strawberry Smoothie™ Althea Hibiscus

Strawberry Smoothie™ Althea

Hibiscus syriacus 'DS02SS'

Beautiful double pink blooms adorn this medium sized shrub from mid to late summer. Matures at 8 feet tall by 4 feet wide growing upright with green serrated leaves. Easily adapts to various soil types, pHs, drought, pollution, etc.

Exposure:
Sun
Height:
8 ft
Spread:
4 ft
USDA Zone:
5
Characteristics:
Key Features:
Deer Tolerant
Nearly Seedless
Drought Tolerant
Growth Rate:
Moderate
Habit:
Upright
Flower Color:
Pink
Blooms:
Fall
Summer
Foliage Color:
Green
Resists:
Rabbit Resistant
Uses:
Mass Planting
Specimen
Bed
Homeowner Growing and Maintenance Tips:

For new plantings, dig a hole one and a half times wider than the plant's container; place plant in hole, keeping the top of the root ball ground level; and back fill with dirt. Water thoroughly and then mulch around the base to conserve moisture and reduce weeds. New plantings require more frequent watering than established plants. Wind, temperature and soil are factors to consider in watering. Feed plants in early spring and again in early fall with an all-purpose fertilizer, following label instructions.

Companion Plants: