Hibiscus - Knowledgebase Question

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Question by kirby591959
July 4, 2010
What's the best way to trim a hibiscus. I have it and it's doing well.

Answer from NGA
July 4, 2010
Believe it or not, I use hedge trimmers on mine. Of course if you don't want to prune yours into lollipop shapes you can simply use hand pruners. Just reach into the plant to cut just in front of a pair of leaves. That's where the new growth will develop. You can safely prune yours back by 6-8 inches during the summer months and back by as much as one third in the early spring to control the size and to keep your plant thick and healthy.

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