Rose Of Sharon Plants

When Can I Prune My Rose of Sharon Shrub

Anonymous added on April 18, 2016 | Answered

When can I prune my rose of sharon shrub? Should I do it now before new buds form or should I wait until the buds have formed and then prune? My rose of sharon is now almost ten feet tall and I want to reduce it down to five feet.

Share this Question:
Log in or sign up to help answer this question.
Check here if you would like to receive notifications every time this question is answered.
You are subscribed to receive notifications whenever this question is answered.
Certified GKH Gardening Expert
Answered on April 20, 2016

Thank you for sending us your gardening question. Rose of Sharon is actually a variety of hardy hibiscus. Therefore, pruning takes place in spring--specifically anytime from late March through early May, before the leaf buds open. Overgrown shrubs can be pruned back to about three feet in height without risk of injury. Then you should perform annual trimming to to keep its appearance maintained, removing any unsightly or overgrown branches only.

Was this answer useful?
Looking for more?
Here are more questions about Rose Of Sharon Plants

You must be logged into your account to answer a question.

If you don't have an account sign up for an account now.