Rose of Sharon
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Rose of Sharon Zone
The Rose of Sharon is capable of growing
in Zone 5 areas, making this plant able to survive in
temperatures reaching no less than -29 degrees celsius.
Growing Rose of Sharon from Seed
It is recommended that Rose of Sharon
seeds are sown in a greenhouse in the early spring months.
They should also be kept growing in the greenhouse for
about 1 year. The seeds should germinate fairly quickly,
and when they are large enough, transplant them into
individual pots. Plant them into their permanent ground
positions in the following spring.
Soil and Sunlight
The Rose of Sharon requires cool, moist and moderate
quality soil. For best growing conditions, make sure
the soil is rich in humus and is well drained. Make
sure the plants are in full sunlight, as they will not
grow properly in shaded areas. It is best to make sure
the tops of the Rose of Sharon are
in a hot and very sunny spot.
Warmer temperatures are obviously better for the Rose
of Sharon, but this shrub is quite hardy. The
Rose of Sharon will be fine in temperatures down to
about -20 degrees celsius.
Pruning the Rose of Sharon
This shrub responds extremely well to pruning, especially
if done directly after flowering. The Rose of
Sharon does not really require pruning though.