Hibiscus forum: Does any one head back Hibiscus coccineus and H. coccineus alba?

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Name: Alana H
(Zone 7a)
Frogs and Toads Plant and/or Seed Trader Seed Starter I helped beta test the first seed swap Keeper of Poultry Garden Ideas: Level 1
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poisondartfrog
May 18, 2014 6:09 PM CST
I would like to limit height to about 6 feet this year. I've never tried heading them back, but I am assuming that if I cut the new growth back it will force lateral development and limit height. But...what if that's not how it works out, lol.
Has anyone tried keeping it short that way?
Thanks, Alana
Name: David Paul
(Zone 9b)
Cat Lover Hibiscus Seed Starter Native Plants and Wildflowers Vegetable Grower Region: Florida
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DavidofDeLand
May 19, 2014 10:37 AM CST
Yes. It does work and the flowers are smaller.
Name: Alana H
(Zone 7a)
Frogs and Toads Plant and/or Seed Trader Seed Starter I helped beta test the first seed swap Keeper of Poultry Garden Ideas: Level 1
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poisondartfrog
May 19, 2014 4:51 PM CST
Thanks. I won't mind the reduced flower size.
Name: David Paul
(Zone 9b)
Cat Lover Hibiscus Seed Starter Native Plants and Wildflowers Vegetable Grower Region: Florida
Miniature Gardening Keeper of Poultry Herbs Foliage Fan Farmer Dragonflies
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DavidofDeLand
May 19, 2014 6:02 PM CST
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