I have 4 rose of Sharons I planted last summer (2004) in July and this year I have nothing on them. No leaves or flowers or anything. I tried bending the twig to see if it snapped off figuring they were dead but they just bend a little so I figured they may still be alive. I live in Wisconsin which I believe is Zone 3 which I don't think makes a difference as I bought them in the area. As I said, there is absolutely nothing growing on the trees themselves, just stick sticking out of the ground. Does anyone think they may have an answer for this problem.