I have potted a rose of sharon from a wild rooted plant this spring 2020.
Should I plant it into the ground now before the ground freezes or can I keep it in the garage over winter and then plant it next year? I don’t know yet where exactly I want to have it planted. Does it need to be in a sunny location?
Thx for your response in advance.
Thank you for contacting Toronto Master Gardeners regarding the winter care of your potted rose of Sharon.
Rose of Sharon (Hibiscus syriacus) is a deciduous shrub native to Asia from India to China. It can be planted in the garden or it may be potted. Since you have potted the young plant and are planning to grow it in the garden, it will require protection over the winter. It may be easier and less work to sink the pot in your garden and mulch the surface well rather than storing it in the garage. In the spring, select a full sun to partial shade area for your plant. Rose of Sharon blooms best in full sun.
For more information, please see:
For definition of partial shade, please refer to: https://www.torontomastergardeners.ca/gardeningguides/blooming-deciduous-trees-and-shrubs-a-toronto-master-gardeners-guide/
Wishing you the best in overwintering your young rose of Sharon.