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Plant Characteristics

Bark Color*
  • Gray
Bark Type*
  • Smooth
Brand*
  • Proven Winners
Cultural Information*
  • Leaf Spot - High Resistance
  • Root Rot - High Resistance
  • Leaf Scorch - High Resistance
  • Powdery Mildew - High Resistance
Flower Color*
  • Purple
  • Multi-Colored
  • Red
Flower Type*
  • Single Blooming
Growth Habit*
  • Upright Growing
  • Columnar/Narrow Growing
Growth Rate*
  • Fast
Leaf Color Fall*
  • Dark Yellow/Gold
  • Light Yellow/Brilliant Yellow
Leaf Color Spring*
  • Green
Leaf Color Summer*
  • Green
Leaf Type*
  • Deciduous/Herbaceous
Nature Assets*
  • Deer Resistant
  • Attracts Bees
  • Attracts Butterflies
Plant Type*
  • Shrub
Preferred Planting Season*
  • Spring Planting
  • Fall Planting
  • Summer Planting
Preferred Soil Conditions*
  • Moist
  • Well-Drained
  • Adapts Well to Most Soil Types
  • Average
  • Salt Tolerant
Propagation Methods*
  • Cuttings or Divisions
Season of Interest*
  • Late Summer/Early Autumn
  • Spring
  • Summer Flowering
  • Summer
  • Fall
  • Late Spring/Early Summer
Sun Exposure*
  • Prefers Full Sun in Northern States
  • Prefers Full Sun in Southern States
Uses*
  • Accent Plant
  • Landscape Specimen
  • Mass Planting
  • Wildlife Habitat
  • Border Plant
  • Under Power Lines
 

Homeowner Growing & Maintenance

Very easy to grow, adapts to most conditions. Feed once a year with a slow release fertilizer. To give your tree the best start possible, we include a free fertilizer packet.

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PURPLE PILLAR® ALTHEA

Hibiscus syriacus 'Gandini Santiago'
PP25568 Plant propagation prohibited
AKA: Purple Pillar® Rose of Sharon

Breeder
Buy Purple Pillar® Althea online. Purple Pillar® Althea is a new H. syriacus with a uniquely upright habit. It is a totally unique rose of Sharon: it naturally grows as a narrow column instead of a wide, spreading plant. It gets to be just 2-3' wide and 10-16' tall! Think of what you could do with that: screens, hedges, patio containers. Anywhere you need a little privacy and/or color in a narrow space, this plant is a great choice. Like most all hibiscus, it will do best in full sun. It is hardy to USDA Zone 5. In summer, each stem is packed along its entire length with purple blooms. This unusual columnar habit makes it a real space saver - if you thought you didn't have enough space to grow Althea, Purple Pillar is perfect for you.

Mature Height:

10-16 Feet

Mature Spread:

2-3 Feet

Hardiness Zone:

5-9

What's My Hardiness Zone?

Family: Malvaceae · Common Name: Althea / Rose of Sharon / Hardy Hibiscus

FREE with every plant purchased:

  • The Sooner Guarantee: For details, click here!
  • A pre-measured amount of Polyon® Best-Paks time release fertilizer that keeps your plant well nourished for one year.
  • Pre-hydrated Hydro-Gels are included in the top of each container to use when planting as they help retain soil moisture, and plants will establish more quickly with less transplant shock. Plants will also survive drought-like conditions and accidental missed waterings better.
  • Planting and Care Instruction brochure.
  • Catalogs of new and exciting plant brands, such as Garden Debut® and Proven Winners®.

DIY Irrigation SuppliesWe use and recommend www.dripdepot.com for our irrigation needs, from simple to install micro and drip systems, to commercial grade irrigation parts and supplies.

Purchase PURPLE PILLAR® ALTHEA Online

Jumbo gallon Potted

SKU: 9430

(4.04 qrts / 3.82 liters)
(21 units available now - S)

Standard Package
PW



$35.00

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Root Pouch 5 gallon

SKU: 10798

(4.22 gallons / 16 liters)
(17 units available now - S)

Standard Package
PW Grown in Root Pouch®.



$95.00

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Root Pouch 5 gallon

SKU: 9906

(4.22 gallons / 16 liters)
(4-5 ft tall)
(38 units available now - S)

Standard Package Tree Form
PW Grown in Root Pouch®.


$115.00

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