Trimming an overgrown Rose of Sharon
Has anyone ever trimmed a really overgrown ROS? I purchased this property a year ago, and am not quite sure what to do w/ them. They're both about 10-12 ft. tall, and the flowers were very small this year.
In preparation for next spring, I've been doing a little research on pruning. The problem is, when you read about the proper and improper way to prune shrubs, cutting down the height is apparently not the proper thing to do. But if I thin out or rejuvenate, I'll still have the same tall shrub, only it will be spindly!
I really don't want them so tall. And I would like to keep them if at all possible. Any suggestions?