Hello, We purchased two Rose Of Sharon "Lucy" Tree Form via a
nursery about 2 months ago... We have planted one in the ground and
potted the 2nd. We have no prior experience with this plant but it
odd that here we are in late June (8 weels later) and neither plant
broken dormancy? We did check them by scratching the bark on a branch
and did find green so we believe they are alive... Is this typical for
Rose Of Sharon
to take this long? Is there anything we could/should be doing to help
process other than being patient and watering.... We are in upstate NY
Syracuse if perhaps area/climate is an issue...
I have a few very small ones that I got at a sale two years ago. They have
been very late in leafing out. The largest and most vigorous of the plants
just set flower buds last week. The less vigorous plants were well behind
that on in producing leaves, and I thought they might be dead. I don't
think there is anything you can do but wait. You might try flexing the
smaller branches. If they are brittle and break off, they are dead. If
not, you might cut one to see if it is green. I'm in zone 6.
I planted 8 bareroot ROS in mid-April. All but leafed out about a month
later. The last one, however, just leafed out about 2 weeks ago. I'm in
zone 6, so you're growing season is a little later. I'd say wait & just
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