Red Althea Shrub is also known as Red Rose of Sharon and is a tropical shrub that has a place in any landscape setting.
This plant works well in both formal and informal designs. One of the most attractive qualities of this plant is the beautiful, red blooms it produces all summer long.
The Red Althea grows in USDA hardiness zones 5B through 9A. It is recommended for use as a container plant, but it can also be used as a specimen tree in the landscape. This deciduous shrub can reach 8 to 12 feet in height and has a spread of 4 to 10 feet. Soil requirements for this shrub are well-drained acidic, sandy and loam. It can also survive in soils that are partially wet but not excessively so. This plant blooms best in partial sun, full sun or partial shade and is resistant to most garden pests.
Gardeners looking for a tropical shrub that produces colorful blooms throughout the summer will love the Rose-of-Sharon.
The flowers open in the morning and close at night, so it is a 24 hour bloom. The beautiful gray bark and lush, green foliage make it a lovely addition to any yard.
The Red Althea Shrub is closely related to the Red Hibiscus and will also give you much color. It will grow best in climate zones five through nine. This shrub can grow upwards to twelve feet tall and is perfect for lining your yard to give you some privacy in a natural way.
It can grow in a variety of soil conditions as long as they are moist and can grow as much as one foot per year. This shrub will need full sunlight and will bloom bright shades of red during the spring and summer months.
In late summer they develop red berries, which can be eaten raw. These berries flourish throughout the fall and winter. Frequently the fruit of this shrub is used for wines or processed for other cakes. These berries have recently been found to be very high in vitamin C, making them a healthy treat.
Red Althea Shrub Ships As - Bare Root