Rose of Sharon wilting

We planted two Rose of Sharon on each side of our front stoop in spring of 2005. They both did well the first two summers. This year, one is great, and the other one looks like it's dying (wilting, leaves drying up). We added lots of good topsoil when we planted them. Upon reading about Roses of Sharon and their problems, I read nothing that relates to this symptom. Any idea what could be killing the one shrub? We did spray for ants around the foundation of house very close to both shrubs.
Submitted by BHGPhotoContest

Ant sprays are usually indoor products, not meant to be sprayed in the garden. Read the label. This could be your problem if one plant received spray and the other did not. Rose of Sharon (Hibiscus syriacus) is usually problem-free. Is something coming off the roof in heavy rains on that one side?


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