Hibiscus Pruning - Knowledgebase Question

North Huntingdon, PA
Avatar for popovich
Question by popovich
October 6, 1999
Recently I received a hibiscus from a friend who was moving . Since it is approximately 5 feet tall and is currently in bloom, I wondered how much and when it should be pruned? It appears to be in good health and was kept outside for the summer months. Unfortunately, I do not know what particular kind of hibiscus it is, though the blooms are a deep coral color.

Answer from NGA
October 6, 1999
Some gardeners will prune their tropcal hibiscus year round, removing the occasional wayward shoot or thinning it as needed to maintain a pleasing shape. Others will cut it back quite hard once a year in the spring which can delay overall blooming but does help keep the plant a bit smaller. Most of these plants are actually rather large and ungainly shrubs, so it may be a good idea not to let it get too far out of bounds.

You must be signed in before you can post questions or answers. Click here to join!

« Return to the Garden Knowledgebase Homepage

Member Login:

( No account? Join now! )

Today's site banner is by rocklady and is called "Beautyberries"

This site is protected by reCAPTCHA and the Google Privacy Policy and Terms of Service apply.