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Q.rose of sharon trunk rot on bottom back

Zone 07002 | Anonymous added on September 3, 2019 | Answered

It looks like my rose of sharon has trunk rot on back bottom thats on the back & the leaves are wilting. I tried giving it lots of water because it’s been very hot. But the leaves are still hanging. So, I inspected the trunk & found this large area of what appears rotted trunk in the back that looks dark & feels soft when touched. Can this bush be saved?

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Answered on September 8, 2019

It could be a root rot since there seems to be a problem with the water uptake. Cotton root rot is a problem with rose of Sharon but not normally in your area. Here is more information:

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