prunning hibiscus-luna blush - Knowledgebase Question

Westland, Mi
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Question by clarkone
July 30, 2010
does a hibiscus need to be prunned and if so when,early spring or late fall, also when planted do they always bloom the year after being planted.

Answer from NGA
July 30, 2010
It sometimes take a new plant a year to settle in before it flowers so if your plant is new to your garden, it should flower for you next year. In cold winter areas hardy hibiscus can freeze down to ground level. If this happens you can simply prune away the dead parts and the roots will send up new stems and leaves in late spring or early summer. If your plant does not freeze down to ground level in the winter, you can prune it back in the spring before new growth begins. You can lightly trim it or prune it back by as much as one half without harm. Enjoy your garden!

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