I planted a rose of sharon last summer when it was in bloom, and now it looks like it's dead. Will it bloom again in the spring? I live in Buffalo, New York.
Rose of Sharon
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It should be fine. Right now the plant is dormant and pruning will help improve its appearance. If you wait till late winter/early spring just prior to bud formation, pruning will help encourage new growth. These articles will also help: https://www.gardeningknowhow.com/ornamental/shrubs/rose-of-sharon/pruning-rose-of-sharon.htm, https://www.gardeningknowhow.com/ornamental/shrubs/rose-of-sharon/rose-of-sharon-bush.htm