We need to remove our Rose of Sharon. Are the roots shallow or one long deep root.

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The upper most roots would be right around the depth of 4 to 6" however, you will have to work hard to remove the main root, that can go up to or greater than 4' (48") I have personally seen one such root over 6' in depth, however, it really depends upon the age of the plant itself.  The younger the age the less root system that needs to be removed.
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