Leaning tower of...Rose of Sharon

Old 07-22-23, 08:39 AM
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Leaning tower of...Rose of Sharon

Greetings! We have a small-ish Rose of Sharon bush/tree that was purchased and transplanted a year-ish ago. Where the trunk emerges from the ground it is more or less straight/vertical, but several inches above the ground it takes a rather sharp turn to the side. As it has grown larger, the bend has increased, and it is now literally tilted all the way against the corner of our house. Trying to determine if I should add a couple stakes to tie it to, to start pulling it back to a better orientation over many months/years, or if I should just dig it up and re-plant it. I dug up a different Rose of Sharon plant in the spring time and replanted it a few feet away, and it has survived just fine, but that one was a lot smaller than this one. Anyway, please see the pic and let me know if you have any advice!

Old 07-22-23, 09:33 AM
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If it were mine I would place a metal fence post next to the bush. Then pull the bush up to the post to the verge of breaking then tie it to the post with twine and cloth to hold it straight. Put a strip of cloth about a inch wide at the bush and tie the twine to that and the post. That way the twine wont cut into the bush from the pressure of straightening it.
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Consider cutting back to the shoot at the bottom.......

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