Re: [gardeners] Pruning Althea (
Fri, 18 Dec 1998 13:49:52 EST

In a message dated 17/12/98 04:26:21 GMT, writes:

<< Does anyone ever cut back their althea (Rose of Sharon)?
 Will it branch out at or near the point of the cut?  Or just
 put up more shoots from the roots?  I would like to make some
 of mine thicken up, and be more bush-like, but I've never 
 done any pruning on them, just let them grow however
 they felt led. >>

Hi Harry, we seem to be in a bit of a muddle here. Roas of Sharon is
hypericum, a ground cover plant. Althea is the hollyhock, so I am not sure
which it is that you want to prune.

Mary in Emgland.