Re: rose of sharon tree
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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
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.
If that doesn't help you may need to contact your local extension service.
If you need some type of herbicide or pesticide and they can't recommend something that is environmentally friendly, this site should be helpful.
Best of luck,
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