All Things Gardening forum: Will Rose of Sharon live in the shade?

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springfield MO area (Zone 6a)
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Frillylily
Aug 11, 2017 8:40 AM CST
I have some sun on the east side in the mornings, but bright shade the rest of the day. I don't care if they bloom, just so they live. I am looking for something that will get tall and not too wide and provide a screen to my neighbors dumpy place. I currently have crab apples in that area and they are doing nicely.
Name: Carol H. Sandt
Lancaster County, Pennsylvania (Zone 6b)
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csandt
Aug 11, 2017 9:08 AM CST
Yes, they will live and probably bloom in the conditions you described. Caveat: they produce a lot of seedlings, which may torment both you and your neighbors. There are cultivars that are billed as being less prone to produce seedlings, e.g., Blue Satin, but in my experience, Blue Satin produces a lot of seedlings. Perhaps others can comment on whether there are any cultivars that produce NO seedlings.
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Name: Daisy I
Reno, Nv (Zone 6b)
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DaisyI
Aug 11, 2017 9:12 AM CST
Rose of Sharon also lose their leaves in winter so you will have to look at your neighbor for part of the year. As you don't care if it has flowers, you may want to look for something that's evergreen.
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springfield MO area (Zone 6a)
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Frillylily
Aug 11, 2017 12:04 PM CST
I hope seedlings sprout up everywhere and my neighbor is miserable Hilarious! Nine of his cats sprout poop in my garden everyday while playing jungle Rolling my eyes.
springfield MO area (Zone 6a)
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Frillylily
Aug 11, 2017 12:06 PM CST
do japanese beetles eat them up?
springfield MO area (Zone 6a)
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Frillylily
Aug 11, 2017 12:07 PM CST
the plants, not the cats-already found out beetles don't like cats apparently- didn't phase 'em Rolling on the floor laughing
Name: Amanda
KC metro area, Missouri (Zone 6a)
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pepper23
Aug 11, 2017 12:16 PM CST
The Japanese beetles will not touch the ROS. My neighbors planted several on the property line to screen us out and the beetles only touched my roses and blackberries.

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