Top Questions About Rose Of Sharon Plants

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Questions About Rose Of Sharon Plants

Asked by
Butterflygapgirl on
May 25, 2019
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Q. Can I replant a rose of sharon that has been in a large pot for 2 years. Has a lot of buds on it.

It is very large.

Answered by
Teenybee on
May 26, 2019
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Absolutely! Sometimes a transplanted rose of sharon will look sad for a bit, but don't give up, it should rebound nicely!

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Anonymous on
June 3, 2019

Q. Rose of Sharon

The shrubs are in their third season. This year two of 4 are not blooming or ha e very
, very little bloom or leaves. The other two are fine the growing conditions are the same.
Full sun in a burm.

Answered by
Downtoearthdigs on
June 4, 2019
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Some varieties may be a little less tolerant of full sun, but this will not usually hurt the blooming process. It can be attributed to nutrient deficiencies, or moisture issues if water collects in the area. This article will help you start determining what could be the problem: https://www.gardeningknowhow.com/ornamental/shrubs/rose-of-sharon/rose-of-sharon-not-blooming.htm

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Anonymous on
June 17, 2019

Q. Why are my leaves not growing on Rose of Sharon?

The leaves on my Rose of Sharon are not growing they way they normally do. It also has green spots on the branches. Does it have a fungus? What can I do to save it?

Answered by
Downtoearthdigs on
June 17, 2019
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The lichen, its self, is not a concern. This can, however, indicate that there is another fungal infection present and doing damage to the tree. I would recommend putting wettable sulfur and dolomitic lime around the soil and even a little further from the shrub. This will kill off anything in the soil. Doing this over the winter will give you the advantage as well. The new growth in the spring will be back to normal.

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Asked by
ksickler on
June 19, 2019
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Q. Rose of Sharon not sprouting leaves

My Rose of Sharons in a row. Some are full of leaves, others look dead.

Answered by
GKH_Susan on
June 19, 2019
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Rose of Sharon is hardy to zone 5 and you are in zone 5b, so you are cutting it close. You may have a couple varieties with a slightly different cold tolerance. Plus, Rose of Sharon shrubs are susceptible to winter injury. To tell if they are alive, pull back a branch and see if it is supple or brittle. If it snaps off the branch is dead. Also you can scratch off about 1/2 inch length of bark to reveal the layer below it. If it is brown, the branch is dead. If it is green, it is still alive. If it seems to be alive perhaps they don't get as much sun as the others and are lagging behind. You can try cutting the shrubs close to the ground to see if they will come back from the roots. If you don't see any new growth within a month, then replace them.

Here is more about their care:
https://www.gardeningknowhow.com/ornamental/shrubs/rose-of-sharon/rose-of-sharon-bush.htm

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Asked by
Anonymous on
June 23, 2019

Q. I have a rose of sharon that isn’t developing like the others I have

I prune this plant yearly, I have others the same age that have no problems, this yeat it didn’t fill out like it normally does. It does have healthy leaves on it but they are small. It also has buds for flowers; any ideas about what I can do to help this plant?

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Anonymous on
June 24, 2019

Q. 2 weeks ago, literally overnight our 7 foot Rose of Sharon started leaning over, more than 3 feet and has not straightened out.

All the leaves are healthy and there is no sign of damage. Why is it doing that and can it be fixed? The plant is in our front garden which faces due west

Answered by
Downtoearthdigs on
June 25, 2019
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The most likely reason is that it is top heavy and the stem cannot support all the weight, so it is bending over with the overburdened load.
Thin and reduce the foliar crown by selective pruning, and consider staking the plant for additional support

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Anonymous on
June 24, 2019

Q. Can you cut off a Rose of Sharon tree that is split and has large dead sections, and have the stump grow into a bush?

I have two Rose of Sharon trees that are several years old and have trunks that are 4-5 inches in diameter. They did fine last year but are both splitting vertically down the trunk where they “Y” into a few large branches. This year both trees only grew leaves on one half of the tree. The other half looks mostly dead. They look really poor with only leaves on one side.

If I cut these down to maybe a short stump, would the root system grow new shoots and grow back into a bush? How short would I cut the stump?

Thank you

Answered by
Downtoearthdigs on
June 25, 2019
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Yes, this can help to rejuvenate the shrub, and get it growing like it should again. It will not hurt to aggressively prune these back to the ground if you need.Leaving some stump can help the growth process and help it to be more manageable. This article will help: https://www.gardeningknowhow.com/ornamental/shrubs/rose-of-sharon/pruning-rose-of-sharon.htm

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