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Old 05-09-2008, 10:45 AM
 
Location: (WNY)
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I have about 8 Rose of Sharon bushes around my house... I live in Western NY and the weather hasn't quite peeked... but this is the third year I have had them and they always seem to grow leaves MUCH later than the rest of my shrubs and trees... Is this common? Right now I have random budding leaves but nothing to brag about by any means... If they should be lush and green by now, does anyone know what might be the problem and how can I fix it?
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Old 05-09-2008, 03:57 PM
 
Location: Albemarle, NC
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Mine sprouted leaves back in February. It was really warm for a couple of weeks. Then, nothing. They look exactly the same. The ones at the garden center give me envy.
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Old 05-09-2008, 04:14 PM
 
Location: Floribama
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Yes, it is natural for them to leaf out later than most other shrubs.
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Old 05-09-2008, 04:23 PM
 
Location: (WNY)
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Mine sprouted leaves back in February. It was really warm for a couple of weeks. Then, nothing. They look exactly the same. The ones at the garden center give me envy.
You would think it was the dead of winter if you looked at mine... I am glad I am not alone... How do the garden centers push the greenery into full bloom like that? I would love to learn their trick.
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Old 05-09-2008, 04:38 PM
 
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skbs, I'm in upstate ,too. I have 1 Rose of sharon and it always looks dead as a doornail till mid summer, they don't really bloom till late season...I'd just leave it alone, you'll have something to look at when many plants have gone by
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Old 05-09-2008, 05:46 PM
 
Location: NW Arkansas
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I am in Zone 6 , and mine are just now leafing out. As others said, it is normal for them to be one of the latest to do so. BTW, you can safely prune them in the spring, since they are late blooming.
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Old 05-09-2008, 06:08 PM
 
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Zone 9A here. They are late budding out compared to a lot of other things. But when the temperatures get just right......they seem to explode in greenery.
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Old 05-09-2008, 06:55 PM
 
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They need nightime temps of 60-65 before they start to perform properly.
To answer the question why do Garden Center plants look so good. It's because the growers grow them in temperature controlled greenhouses. With temps in the greenhouses at 110-120 degrees and 60-80% humidity they can grow anything all year around.
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Old 05-09-2008, 08:28 PM
 
Location: West 'Burbs of Chicago
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I was quite sad when i lost my huge one to root rot a few years ago.
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Old 05-12-2008, 08:23 AM
 
Location: (WNY)
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They need nightime temps of 60-65 before they start to perform properly.
To answer the question why do Garden Center plants look so good. It's because the growers grow them in temperature controlled greenhouses. With temps in the greenhouses at 110-120 degrees and 60-80% humidity they can grow anything all year around.

Thanks for the information here. Now I know I have a few more weeks...the temps are still really chilly here at night. I was just worried I was doing something wrong. Even though I have learned quite a bit about gardening in the last couple of years, I am still just a beginner....
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