Althea, Arden's Purple


Description: Medium size flowering tree form is well branched, with green serrated leaves. It is easily grown, tolerating a range of soil and moisture conditions if in full to nearly full sun. Produces an abundance of double purple flowers in late summer.

Common Name: Arden's Purple Double Althea Tree

Scientific Name: Hibiscus syriacus 'Ardens'

Type: Deciduous, Tree

Exposure: Full - Partial Sun

Size: 8-10' height, 4-6' spread

Foliage Color: Green

Bloom Color: Purple

Bloom Period: June - Frost

Landscape Use: Ornamental Tree, Focal Point, Corner of the Home

Soil: Well-Drained

Zone: 5 - 9

Growth Rate: Moderate

Companion Plants: Boxwood, Dwarf Alberta Spruce, Magic Carpet Spirea, Blue Star Juniper, Hollies, Barberry




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