Pruning Rose of Sharon
I know the best time to prune rose of sharon is in the spring. But I have no idea what I'm suppose to do. Do I cut it down like I do my butterfly bush? What does pruning do to help the plant? Thank you Linda
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Rose of Sharon (Hibiscus syriacus) responds well to pretty severe pruning, but don't cut it way back like you might a butterfly bush (Buddleia davidii). Prune your Rose of Sharon by half or even two-thirds of its height. Pruning prevents Rose of Sharon from becoming gangly or scruffy-looking.

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