Video:Caring for Rose of Sharon Busheswith Geri Laufer
The Rose of Sharon shrub is a great plant for beginners to grow, provided they're properly cared for. This video from About.com will offer some tips on taking care of Rose of Sharon bushes.See Transcript
Transcript:Caring for Rose of Sharon Bushes
Hi, I'm horticulturist Geri Laufer, here on behalf of Crabapple Landscape Experts for About.com. Today our topic is Rose of Sharon.
Use Any Type of Soil for Rose of Sharon
Now, Rose of Sharon is a very interesting shrub. It can grow just about anywhere. When you're getting ready to plant a Rose of Sharon, choose a spot in sun, if you can, or partial shade. They're very tolerant of any kind of soil. They like, of course, a rich moist soil, who wouldn't, but one of the tips for growing Rose of Sharon is that some of the new hybrids are sterile. They don't set seed and you don't get seedlings all over the garden.
Rose of Sharon Bushes Flower in Late Summer
They appreciate a little mulch and water during the time that they're getting established. So about a month or two months after you plant them, be sure to water them regularly. About an inch a week at least. So Rose of Sharon are great for beginner gardeners. They are really hard to kill. There's hardly any mistake you can make with Rose of Sharon. They have a will to grow and they're covered with flowers in late summer or early fall when we really need them.
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