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Althea Shrub – Purple – Double Bloom (Rose of Sharon)

Zones 5-9

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Althea (Hibiscus syriacus), also known as Rose of Sharon, is a hardy hibiscus shrub. Full sun, Part sun, Part shade – Plant shrubs 6 feet apart in well-drained, but moist locations. Althea grows up to 12 feet tall with a 6- to 10-foot spread. The shrub is covered in blooms from summer to fall. Can be planted in a wide range of soil types and pH levels, although acidic soil is better than alkaline. Prune the althea in late winter or early spring to promote new growth and maintain a larger flower size. Make cuts above a bud on the branch. This shrub is good for privacy barrier.

Full sun to partial shade is recommended.

Zones 5-9

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