Red Heart Rose of Sharon - Tree Form Standard Tree
Red Heart Rose of Sharon - Tree Form Standard Leaf
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Red Heart Rose of Sharon - Tree Form Standard Tree
Red Heart Rose of Sharon - Tree Form Standard Leaf
Red Heart Rose of Sharon - Tree Form Standard Additional Product Shot 135

Growth Facts

  • Hardiness Zone: 5-8
  • Spacing: As Desired
  • Exposure: Sun/Part Shade
  • Deer Resistant: Yes
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Red Heart Rose of Sharon - Tree Form Standard
Hibiscus syriacus 'Red Heart'
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When summer heats up, our Red Heart Rose of Sharon tree sizzles with a lavish display of big white blossoms, each kissed with a cherry-red center. Plant this small and tidy flowering tree in your foundation beds for a joyous burst of color by your front door all summer long. Or, use it by the patio around back, where its lush, summery blooms will bring their tropical vibe to you and your guests while you dine, entertain, or unwind. Hummingbirds love the flowers, too, and will make a beeline for those hot red, nectar-laden bullseyes!

Growth Facts

  • Hardiness Zone: 5-8
  • Spacing: As Desired
  • Exposure: Sun/Part Shade
  • Deer Resistant: Yes
  • Show more ›
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The Story

Native to India and China, Rose of Sharon has been cultivated in those countries for centuries.  It had spread to the Middle East by the time German plant explorer Leonhard Rauwolf encountered it in the 16th Century, in Syria.  On his travels, Rauwolf described many marvels that had never been seen by Western eyes, including a funny little fruiting plant called “Eggplant” and a red-berried shrub you might know, called Coffea arabica, or “Coffee.”  ‘Red Heart’ is an old favorite that received the RHS Award of Merit in 1993.

The Details

Don't let the delicate look of these blossoms fool you. In spite of the fragile appearance of its ruby-throated, pure white flowers, this shrub is a real survivor. Covered with blooms from mid-summer to frost, it will attract hummingbirds and will get rave reviews from your friends and neighbors. So have a heart...plant one in your backyard!

How to Grow

Tree Form Hibiscus perform best in full sun and they tolerate a range of soil conditions, including well-drained to dry soils. Hibiscus love fertilizer and will “eat” whatever you give it. Apply a medium to high rate fertilizer yearly, preferably during fall. This yearly application is necessary for the first 3 or 4 years to promote healthy new growth for the following spring. Since the Hibiscus was trained into a tree form, you will need to prune it every couple years or so to keep it maintained. Be sure to prune only in early spring. They bloom in mid-summer, so pruning later in the year will decrease the amount of flower buds. Hibiscus does have the occasional problem with aphids on new spring growth. If the aphids become a little “overwhelming” you can consult with your local Garden Center professional or contact us for information about treatment. Some Hibiscuses have the tendency to “seed” rather easily. If you find little seedlings sprouting up, don’t be afraid to just pull them out of the ground, but be sure to get the roots too!

More Info

Cold Tolerance/Hardiness Zone 5
Heat Tolerance/Hardiness Zone 8
Exposure Sun/Part Shade
Avg Mature Height As Trained
Avg Mature Width As Trained
Spacing As Desired
Growth Rate Medium
Leaf Color Green
Fall Leaf Color Yellow
Flower Color White/Red
Flower Time Summer
Cary Award Winner No
PA Gold Medal Award No
Attractive Bark No
Attracts Birds No
Attracts Butterflies Yes
Attracts Hummingbirds Yes
Attracts Pollinators No
Deer Resistant Yes
Drought Tolerant Yes
Dry, Poor Soils No
Edible Fruit No
Fragrant No
Groundcover No
Hedge/Windbreak No
Native No
Salt Tolerance/Seashore Yes
Seasonal Cut Branches No
Shade Tolerance No
Showy Flowers Yes
Specimen Yes
Urban Conditions Yes
Utility Line Trees Yes
Wet Moist Soils No
Winter Interest No
Woodland Garden No
Decor/Craft Use No

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Red Heart Rose of Sharon - Tree Form Standard Tree
Red Heart Rose of Sharon - Tree Form Standard Leaf
Red Heart Rose of Sharon - Tree Form Standard Additional Product Shot 135