The question is about the blooms on my Rose of Sharon tree.
In the past my Rose of Sharon tree has had large fluffy blooms, but this year they are very tiny & when they open they don't really appear to look open. The branches all have lots of buds, but I wonder if this is because we\'ve had a cool spring & early summer environment or if I did something wrong. I\'m not sure of the exact flower name, but it looks like a Lady Stanley or Pink Chiffon. Also, there are a lot of new leaves coming up through the soil around the trunk of the tree. Should I cut them back? Thank you!
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Certainly environmental conditions effect the health and appearance of a flowering shrub.
Suckers should be pruned from the plant.