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Posted by Newt on June 28, 2003 at 07:54:45:

In Reply to: rose of sharon tree posted by michael c parker on June 27, 2003 at 15:28:20:

: To whom it may concern. I have a situation that needs emediate attention. The stalks on our rose of sharon have been slowly dying. My most recent problem is that I have stalk that is only showing parcial growth on its lower stem.
: The main stalk has some cracks running up its side about a foot from the ground. Is there any thing I can do to save this section. The plant would look terrably disfigure were this third
: section to be lost. Please let me know. Thanks MP

Hi Michael,
You don't say if there is anything oozing out of the cracks. That would indicate a borer of some kind. Prune as much of the stems as possible below the cracks. Is it possible that there could be a freeze thaw problem here? That could be another possibility. You may need to dispose of the entire plant if the problem continues. Take a look around here.

http://www.agnr.umd.edu/users/hgic/diagn/

If that doesn't help you may need to contact your local extension service.

http://ceinfo.unh.edu/state_sites.html

If you need some type of herbicide or pesticide and they can't recommend something that is environmentally friendly, this site should be helpful.

www.gardensalive.com

Best of luck,
Newt

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