Rose Of Sharon Has Suckers And No Leaves In July

Question From: B. Winczkowski - MICHIGAN
Q: Nancy, I saw you at English Gardens in Plymouth. Anyway, I have a Rose of Sharon that bloomed beautiful last year. I have yet to see any leaves, I have suckers, but no leaves, someone said it has to be warm for several days before they get their leaves. I’m not sure what to do.

A: You should have leaves by now. Scrape the bark and see if it's green blow the surface. If not it's toast. Sorry. Best And Happy Yardening, Nancy.