Rose Of Sharon Plants
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My Rise Of Sharon’s Bark At The Base Of The Tree Is Coming Off. Bark Looks Soft. Does Anyone Know What This Is?

Zone 48180 | Cmitch23 added on March 19, 2020 | Answered

Anyone know what this is or what’s causing this? Should I be concerned?

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BushDoctor
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Answered on March 19, 2020

Unfortunately, your photo did not come through. Unless you see other signs of the pest, like insect bore holes or shavings from damage, it can be very hard to pin down damage.

Bark coming off around the base is only a problem if it is excessive, and makes a complete ring around the shrub.

Other things that can cause this issue can be fungal or bacterial infections, and sometimes simply overwatering too often.

Soft rot can be common, and this article will address the issue:

https://www.gardeningknowhow.com/plant-problems/disease/bacterial-soft-rot.htm

This article will help you with Rose of Sharon care: https://www.gardeningknowhow.com/ornamental/shrubs/rose-of-sharon/rose-of-sharon-bush.htm

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