Tuesday, February 26, 2013

Rose of Sharon

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Two years ago, when we moved to Magnolia Holler, there was this massive tree/bush thing. We thought it dead, but turned out it was only dormant.
It leaf out and when it bloomed - it was beautiful! My mother-in-law identified it as a Rose of Sharon. Yet this one was in need of serious prunning! It covered the window above the kitchen sink, we couldn't see out!
Researching how to properly prune a Rose of Sharon, it was suggested to prune one third of the stems for three years time. Last year we pruned it back, you can tell where if you look close. And once again it has grown so tall in one season we need to cut it back again.
This time we took it down even further than last year.
I can't wait for it to bloom again! Do you have a Rose of Sharon, or ever seen one so big? Usually the ones I see are much smaller!
-Live Simple, Be Happy-
Magnolia Holler


  1. Wow! That must have been a nice surprise. You sure did prune it back quite a bit. I don't know much about that sort of thing, but I've read it is good to cut things back quite a bit to encourage better growth.

  2. Here in zone 6, central Virginia, I consider Rose of Sharon an invasive weed and kill them whenever I find them. Consider the amount of work it takes to maintain, then the pleasure you reap from having it in the garden. IF the work out weighs the pleasure, get rid of it. Spend time where you get bang for your labor and buck.
    Thanks for stopping by my blog. The women who run Virginia Bloggers rejected my blog for their site, can you believe it?

    1. Did they really? Did they state a reason why it was rejected?