If you are a fan of hibiscus plants, then the rose of Sharon shrub is sure to tickle your fancy. This hibiscus relative is easy to grow but it helps to have information at your fingertips just in case unexpected rose of Sharon problems in the garden pop up. Find tips on caring for rose of Sharon in the articles that follow, including when and how to prune the shrub, and more.
Rose of sharon, or althea shrubs as they are commonly called, are usually low maintenance, reliable bloomers in zones 5-8. However, like any other landscape plants, rose of sharon can experience problems with specific pests or diseases. Learn more here.
Sometimes, as gardeners, the things we do to try to help our plants can actually harm them. For example, rose of sharon shrubs can be very sensitive to over-fertilizing. Learn how to fertilize an althea shrub correctly in this article.
A rose of sharon without blossoms is just a nice shrub. If you aren?t seeing any flowers on your rose of sharon, there is likely a simple problem that can be solved, although it may not be until next year that it blooms again. Learn more in this article.
Rose of sharon is usually planted in the ground but it can also be grown in containers as a lovely patio plant. Whether in containers or the ground, winter care for rose of sharon may be required. Learn more about overwintering rose of sharon here.
Although rose of sharon commonly reseeds itself, if you?re interested in growing your own plants, it is possible to harvest rose of sharon seeds for growing. Learn how to harvest rose of sharon seeds for propagation in this article.
When you want to learn how to control rose of Sharon, remember that prevention is always easier than cure. Click here for tips on limiting rose of Sharon growth rate and what to do if your rose of Sharon is out of control.
With a stiff, upright habit and open branches, rose of Sharon works in both informal and formal garden arrangements. Transplanting a rose of Sharon shrub is not difficult. Click this article for tips on how and when to transplant this shrub.
Because rose of Sharon is rather uninteresting for much of the season, selecting plants that grow well with it can help. This article provides a few great rose of Sharon companion planting ideas. Click here for more information.
If you notice your rose of Sharon has yellow leaves, you?re understandably perplexed about what has befallen this trusty late summer bloomer. Click this article to learn a few of the most common reasons for rose of Sharon leaves turning yellow.
If you don?t want to go through the ordeal of collecting seed, you?ll be happy to know that rooting rose of sharon cuttings is extremely easy. Learn more about how to grow a rose of sharon bush from cuttings in this article.
By Becca Badgett, Co-author of How to Grow an EMERGENCY Garden
The rose of Sharon shrub flowers on growth from the current year, allowing optimum opportunities for when to prune rose of Sharon. Pruning rose of Sharon shrub may be necessary at times and this article can help.