Rose Of Sharon - Knowledgebase Question

Charlotte, NC
Question by kford3
August 3, 2002
What is the best way to take a cutting of or propagate a Rose of Sharon?


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Answer from NGA
August 3, 2002

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Rose of Sharon or Hibiscus syriacus can be propagated by softwood cuttings taken in June and July and treated with a rooting hormone (a powder sold in garden centers) according to Michael Dirr's "Manual of Woody Landscape Plants." Seed will also germinate easily assuming it is not taken from a sterile cultivar. In my experience, seedlings that appear in the spring can be transplanted very easily.

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