rose of sharon

Asked July 13, 2019, 11:43 AM EDT

small well kept tree 6-8 feet and full. this year only one half is foliating the other half started to bud and died off. thee is a shagginess about some o the bark and in places a greenish visible bugs. what may be going on? will she come back next year?

Onondaga County New York

1 Response

Thank you for your question. We can diagnose plant problems such as you are describing only by having photos and, often, a physical examination of plant tissue. I suggest you take some closeup, as well as a whole-plant photos, and some leaf and bud samples, and visit your county Extension office for help. Here is their webpage: Good luck!