Rose Of Sharon Plants
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Rose of Sharon

Zone Needmore Pa 17238 | Sheila Keebaugh added on July 31, 2017 | Answered

Every year a section of my Rose of Sharon dies off but always have new branches coming up. What causes the die off each year?

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shelley
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Answered on August 1, 2017

It is my guess that your plant is experiencing a little bit of winter die back each year. Here is an article with tips on how to protect your plant during winter: https://www.gardeningknowhow.com/ornamental/shrubs/rose-of-sharon/rose-of-sharon-winter-care.htm

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Sheila Keebaugh
Answered on August 1, 2017

I'm not sure that it is "winter die off". We had a very mild winter last year. It is rotted at the base and I can just pull it out. However the rest of the shrub is just beautiful. I have two neighbors that have the same problem. [Neighbors are 1/2 mile or more away.] There are ants in the ground around there also. Anymore thoughts?

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