Hibiscus Syriacus 'Aphrodite' Standard 5gal
Mature Height: 8'-12'
Bloom Time: July-August
Size Class: Small
Exposure: Full Sun
Moisture Requirements: Moderate
Aphrodite Rose of Sharon, a.k.a. Aphrodite Althea or Hardy Hibiscus, is usually grown as a shrub. However, our ingenious growers have raised it up off the ground and shaped it into a sweet little patio tree. This gives the plant a more formal look, making it perfect for those neatly manicured beds and borders around your home in need of a special accent.
How to Grow
The Aphrodite Tree Form Rose of Sharon is easy and satisfying to grow even for novice gardeners. Choose a site with all-day sun for your tree. Aphrodite will also grow in part shade, but will put out fewer blooms there. This tree likes light soils and needs good drainage, but it doesn’t want to dry out completely. Irrigate with the Bower & Branch Elements™ Watering System to supply just the right amount of water and get your tree off to a great start. Aphroditewill also respond favorably to an annual application of our Elements™ Fertilizer. This is one of the slowest trees to leaf out in the spring, so be patient! Pruning can be accomplished at any time of the year.