Althea trees, better known as a smaller version of the Rose of Sharon tree, produce sensational blooms from summer to fall. This is a deciduous tree requiring hardly any maintenance, so just "plant it and forget it". The Althea tree will bring your garden to life while taking up such a small amount of space.
The trumpet shaped flowers of the Althea tree quickly grab your attention. They feature exquisite blossoms that are up to 5 inches wide. With flowers that large, no wonder it's a show stopper!
Choose from lavender, white, red, or pink. The stunning blooms of the Althea tree invites butterflies and even hummingbirds in for a closer look. This ornamental tree makes an exceptional impact. What a lovely sight to see on a summer day!
At maturity, this dwarf tree can get 2-3 feet wide and 6-8 feet tall. Wherever it is in your yard, it will take notice. Make this beauty shine as a centerpiece in a boring area of your yard, or plant a few to form a hedge with a statement. The Althea tree needs full sun or partial shade to do its best.
Resilient in zones 5-9, the Althea tree can also flourish as a patio tree in any growing zone. Plant it in a decorative container, and move it inside when temperatures drop to below freezing. This way, the size is manageable but your tree may not grow to be as large. Whether you choose to add your Althea tree to your garden or plant it in a container, it will offer an outstanding scene.