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On Saturday, March 30, 1996 8:00:00 AM UTC, UKSKIER wrote:
I desperately need advice on when to prune rose of sharons. I planted
these twiggy looking babies summer of 94 and 95 and they're just tall and
straggly. I wasn't sure if it's okay to prune them now - since they don't
bloom til July. If so, how should I do it? Can I cut back quite
severely. I really want them to bush up and give me a bit of a privacy
screen.

Thank you - Pat


yeah i agree sharon, you rock!

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UKSKIER wrote:

I desperately need advice on when to prune rose of sharons.
I want them to bush up and give me a bit of a privacy screen.


Being deciduous they won't offer much privacy.

I actually detest rose of sharon, with how they scatter seed they are
very invasive. I'd dig them out (give them to someone you don't like
who doesn't live nearby) and plant something evergreen.
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Jeff Thies writes:

On 2/13/2014 6:29 AM, wrote:
On Saturday, March 30, 1996 8:00:00 AM UTC, UKSKIER wrote:
I desperately need advice on when to prune rose of sharons. I planted
these twiggy looking babies summer of 94 and 95 and they're just tall and
straggly. I wasn't sure if it's okay to prune them now - since they don't
bloom til July. If so, how should I do it? Can I cut back quite
severely. I really want them to bush up and give me a bit of a privacy
screen.

Thank you - Pat


yeah i agree sharon, you rock!

The only way I know to kill rose of sharon is to dig it up. You may
just want to prune before they set blossoms.


This is not pruning, rather a way to use some of those volunteers:

http://imgur.com/6kSZmJi

Should produce an interesting plant.

Rose of Sharon has showy blooms, multiple colors, and it blooms right in
the middle of the summer. I have one by the pool deck that I've pruned
for many years as a lollipop. Straight single trunk, large ball shaped
blooming mass.

They do create a weeding problem.
Just pull the little ones out or remove all the nuts in the fall.
Our squirrels love the nuts. I usually let them do their thing.

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