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Can Rose of Sharon be grown in containers?

Rose of sharon is usually planted in the ground but it can also be grown in containers as a lovely patio plant. One problem with growing rose of sharon in a pot is that it can get quite large, with some species growing up to 12 feet.

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Similarly, it is asked, can Rose of Sharon be kept small?

plant genetics. You've most likely got Hibiscus syriacus, or what people commonly call rose-of-sharon. Most of these can get pretty big - into the 12- to 14-foot small-tree size if they're not pruned. Even when cut back severely, rose-of-sharons are going to attempt to grow to the size programmed by its genes.

Similarly, how do I winterize Rose of Sharon? While warmer climates need not worry, zones 4 to 6 should winterize Rose of Sharon to give it proper winter protection. Water Rose of Sharon normally throughout the fall. Water it at least once a week for 5 minutes a watering if the weather is dry. Rose of Sharon needs the water to get through the winter.

Correspondingly, what type of soil does Rose of Sharon like?

Shrub Althea is best planted into rich well-draining, slightly acidic soil in a full sun to part shade location. The rose of Sharon bush prefers moist, well-draining soil, although it will tolerate most soil conditions except those that are soggy or extremely dry.

How far back can you prune rose of Sharon?

As a rule of thumb, allow 8 to 12 inches between inner branches for the best flowering display. If your rose of Sharon bush is old and has not been pruned in several years, renewal pruning rose of Sharon shrub offers the opportunity to start over.

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