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
Zone: 5 - 9
Growth Rate: Moderate
Companion Plants: Boxwood, Dwarf Alberta Spruce, Magic Carpet Spirea, Blue Star Juniper, Hollies, Barberry