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Weeping Rose of Sharon

Posted by rhemin MA (My Page) on
Tue, Aug 10, 10 at 17:23

Hello all,
New to Garden web. I've got a question for you.
Has anyone seen / heard of a Weeping Rose of Sharon?
I have one in my yard that started from seed. It's branches have a drooping/weeping habit. I prune it back every year. The weeping branches aren't from the weight of the flowers, they start growing that way well before buds start forming.
Other than having a shaggy look to it, it appears to be quite healthy

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RE: Weeping Rose of Sharon

  • Posted by bboy USDA 8 Sunset 5 WA (My Page) on
    Wed, Aug 11, 10 at 12:15

Was it doing this before you started the annual pruning?

RE: Weeping Rose of Sharon

Now that I think about it I dont think its always been this way.
We did have the brick wall that it grew up next to power washed 5-6 years ago.
There also has been some pointing done on the building.
Perhaps some chemical got into the soil.

I guess the best thing for me to do is to root some cuttings elsewhere & see how they grow.

RE: Weeping Rose of Sharon

  • Posted by bboy USDA 8 Sunset 5 WA (My Page) on
    Sat, Aug 14, 10 at 1:34

I think it's due to the way you are pruning it.

RE: Weeping Rose of Sharon

I don't think it's the pruning, especially since it grew from seed. I think it's a very interesting form and if it persists, I'd prune it as a standard.

RE: Weeping Rose of Sharon

I would very much get a weeping rose of sharon - I think it is beautiful. Does anyone know who sells these?

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