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?


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Answer from NGA
June 29, 2009

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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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