Trimming my rose of sharon

Asked September 14, 2017, 10:17 AM EDT

I have a sugar tipped Rose of Sharon. The leaves are a lighter color of green and variegated. The bloom is a very light pink. I am wanting to trim it. Can I do that in the fall or should I wait until Spring? If trimming in the fall, should I wait until it stops blooming? I am hesitant to trim in the Spring because just when I feel it is warm enough to trim it, it has small buds ready for blooming.

Oklahoma County Oklahoma

1 Response

Rose of Sharon blooms on new growth each year so the best time to prune them is when they are dormant. Prune in the fall after they have dropped their leaves or late winter, before new growth starts.