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Q.E Had An Early Spring This Year After S Very Mild Winter. My Rose Of Sharon Tree Developed Leaves Very Early. After Just A Few Wee

Zone Portage, indiana 46368 | Gardengramma added on June 30, 2024 | Answered

ks the leaves stopped growing. There are no buds. I pruned it last fall, removing many seed pods. My next foot neighbor’s looks amazing. Lush and healthy. What should i do? The tiny leaves look normal. They just stopped growing. Last year the tree (about 3 ft tall) was laden with seed pods which i removed.

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Answered on July 1, 2024

Unfortunately, your photos did not come through. I will be unable to see the damage or the environment directly around the shrub. I can take a few guesses, but it will likely come down to testing your soil or taking samples to your nearest extension service for testing.

I could speculate that the soil around it remains too moist, has a pH imbalance, or could be over fertile. Given your situation, and the fact that your neighbor's is doing fine, I don't think it would be disease, though it isn't impossible.

Either check your soil pH and nutrient levels and adjust accordingly, or take samples of your soil and tree to your nearest extension service.





This article will help you to care for your plant, once it has recovered.


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