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Bluebird Hardy Hibiscus

Best blue hibiscus available

  • Sun Exposure: Full Sun, Partial Shade
  • Height/Habit: 6 - 8 feet
  • Zone: 4-9
  • Flowering Date: Midsummer to frost

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Bluebird Hardy Hibiscus

An ideal focal point planting. This exceptional cultivar, often called Rose of Sharon, provides at least three months of spectacular color. The branches are covered from midsummer to frost in 3-5" azure-blue flowers with red-purple throats. Easy-to-care-for shrub reaches a height of 6-8' tall with a similar spread. Zones 4-9. Hibiscus syriacus 'Blue Bird'
Product Details
  • Season Fall
  • Unit of Measure1
  • Botanical NameHibiscus syriacus 'Bluebird'
  • Ships As4" POT
  • Sun ExposureFull Sun, Partial Shade
  • State RestrictionsAE AK GU HI PR
  • Spread6 - 8 feet
  • Spacing6 - 8 feet
  • Hardiness Zone4-9
  • Flowering DateMidsummer to frost
  • Planting InstructionsSet at the same level it is growing at in the container. Firm soil well and water thoroughly.
  • Winter CareMulch first winter in northern areas. Avoid areas with excessive soil moisture.
  • Flower Color:blue
  • Flower FormOpen, saucer-shaped flowers, 3 - 5" across, have overlapping petals.
  • Foliage TypeStrong green, maple-like, deeply toothed along margins. Foliage appears in mid spring.
  • Soil RequirementWell-drained soil. Very tolerant of a wide range of soils.
  • PruningPrune to shape or rejuvenate an old plant. Remove dead or broken branches. Early spring to midsummer.
  • Additional InformationDoes best in full sun. Will tolerate light shade but will not flower as well.
  • Unique CharactersticsBluebird is considered the best blue hibiscus variety. Large, showy violet-blue blooms have a dramatic dark eye. Great as a hedge, foundation, or specimen.
  • Shipped4" POT
  • Height/Habit6 - 8 feet
  • Growth RateMedium
Shipping Information

When will my order ship?

Orders for in-stock seeds, general merchandise and gift certificates are typically shipped within 5 business days.

Plants will be shipped at the proper planting time for your area of the country during the shipping time frames outlined below:

*Due to hot weather conditions, we are unable to ship most plant items July through August.

2017 Fall Shipping Schedule
Zone Perennials, Bulbs & Potted Plants
1A-2B 9/5/2017 – 11/3/2017
3A-10B 9/5/2017 - 11/17/2017
Last Order Date Zones 1-2: 10/30/2017
Zones 3-10: 11/13/2017

Shipping Note:

The type of product you order or the weather in our area or yours may affect the anticipated shipping schedule.

Based on the contents of your order we always strive to ship your order complete, and as early as possible. Large orders may be shipped in more than one package.

Bare-root perennials, trees and shrubs are kept in the nursery row until full dormant. This promotes optimum transit conditions and success in your garden. In the Fall, these plants tend to arrive at the later end of the shipping window.

In all cases, we choose the fastest, most efficient way to send your order.

For trees and other oversize items, we do not ship to PO boxes and it will be delivered via FedEx Home delivery.

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Please note that we cannot ship outside of the 48 contiguous states.

Ratings and Reviews
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Lavender not Blue
Oct 8, 2017
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This flower ended up being lavender in color instead of blue as described.
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Jan 23, 2014
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i bought three from springhill. i was used to buying the rose of sharon bushes from local stores. so i was a bit shocked when i got this little stick in the mail. however, since no one at the time was selling the blue rose of sharon, i had to order online. Yhea! for springhill! their sticks did really well and grew faster than the larger bushes i had bought at the local stores. i have lilac, pink, red, white, doubles and singles etc. but of course the blue rose of sharon always takes center stage. wow! it's basically red, white and blue and the blue is vivid and gorgeous. the red is vibrant and really red and not dark nor dull. my sticks are now hitting six feet and i got them about five or six years ago. one i noticed had a crack in the stick along the trunk so i called springhill and complained, figuring i would have to mail it back and fight with them, however....I was really surprised! the lady on the phone was so nice, sympathetic and said, she would mail me out a new one to replace that one. i nearly fell over. i decided then and there to keep on ordering from springhill, and have not been unhappy. my mother ordered stuff from another company and had to fight for about two years for her refund! and she had to mail the plants back, take photos and document everything. what a nightmare, but, NOT with springhill they have been wonderful. i strongly recommend to buy from springhill and get this bush. the black capped chicadees, and finches love to eat the seeds from the pods in the middle of winter (i'm zone 5);attract butterflies, hummingbirds and hummingbird moths. the rose of sharon bushes, keep a columnar feel and are shapely and not spread all over. they grow upwards and fill out but don't take up so much width, especially at the bottom. i planted one in the northeast by the house, one in the west sun only, really harsh environment, and one in the west but has some shade. all are doing terrific. all bloom profusely and i have taken some spectacular photos of the flowers. they bloom in the later summer when other bushes are not, and they leaf out much later than other bushes so you can enjoy your tulips and daffodils etc, better under the this bush as opposed to other bushes who might hide the blossoms with their leaves etc. i have terrible soil, heavy clay, so i amend the soil with peat moss, one i planted in sand, and added a bit of soil. all three are doing great. i do water the bush in the sand, the others after the first two years i've left alone, other than mulching in the spring. recommendation: to buy one!
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Blue Bird Rose of Sharon
Mar 11, 2012
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I have 2 of these and they are stunning. When I planted them in direct sunlight they did not do well (even with frequent watering). I had to move them twice due to the extreme summer heat in Cincinnati. I moved one so it gets morning sun and the other afternoon sun. After that they both did extremely well. I absolutely adore the blue bird rose of sharon. It may do better in the direct sun after it has been established for a few years. But I plan to keep them where they are.
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Love mine
Feb 22, 2012
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I've had mine for ~ 3 years. Beautiful plant; however, the blooms on mine did not stay blue. They're now a deep pink. Still very pretty, but I sure wish they were blue. Any suggestions?
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Sep 5, 2011
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im actually using this as a platform to ask if it there is a wish list area for this blue bird rose of really like to buy one when its available....its absolutely breathtaking!...i would imagine its very easy to cultivate as any of the rose of sharons are...beauteful flowers would be great w/white cool looking on a hot day....john.
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Great for Texas
Jun 4, 2010
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Water it well the 1st year until establed in Texas heat. After that it is very drought tolerant. Beautiful & complete strangers stop to ask what it is & where can they get one. It does get big so do not plant it near anything you want hidden in a couple of years of just keep it cut back.
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Aug 31, 2009
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Rose of Sharon is pretty but very invasive if not kept in check.
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fantastic in northern PA
May 12, 2009
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My blue bird rose of sharon has done wonderfully for several years. I kept it as a house plant at first and it bloomed in the summer and when I took it in in the fall, the leaves dropped grew back and it bloomed again at Christmas. After I planted it outside, it took off and has a nice shape and is covered with blooms every summer. However, our deer DO NOT tend to avoid it so I have to take steps to protect it.
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