Rose of Sharon

Rose of Sharon

This is my first time with a Rose of Sharon (Althea) in the yard and I read somewhere that you can actually prune them to grow more like trees? In my last house the previous owners had pruned a burning bush to grow like a tree. The Rose of Sharon is only a little above knee high ($7.49 at Meijer woo hoo) so it's probably a bit early to go prune crazy, but was curious what your experience(s) were with them. I'm in MI, and it's a red double if that matters. What time(s) of year do you prune them in the Midwest US? My pee gee hydrangea tree is starting to bloom this week :) I love summer.
My bedroom

My bedroom

raised bed materials

raised bed materials

Homemade Coldframe

Homemade Coldframe

This is sort of gardening, isn’t it?

This is sort of gardening, isn’t it?

changing it up!

changing it up!

my bedroom

my bedroom