Rose of Sharon Problem - Knowledgebase Question

jacksonville, Fl
Question by td1harris
June 29, 2009
I have 2nd year Rose of Sharon of which all the leaves have fallen off, but what buds were on it did stay on and bloomed, but no new ones. Had a week of constant rain 3 wks ago, but even though good drainage, it stood in water. What can I do?

Answer from NGA
June 29, 2009


It sounds as though your Rose of Sharon has been terribly stressed by the excessive rainfall. With any luck it will recover from this and leaf out again. Until then, all I can suggest is to take a wait and see attitude. It may be that you will need to prune your shrub back once you see where the new growth is coming from. I imagine that it will be lower down on the plant rather than on the upper parts of the branches. Just be patient with your plant and hope for the best.

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