Stake or not to stake - Knowledgebase Question

Palmdale, CA (Zone 8A)
Question by sandy_paul
June 16, 2007
I have 3 Hibiscus syriacus (Blue Satin) that are approx.2' tall.Should I stake them,due to heavy winds, at times?

Answer from NGA
June 16, 2007


Staking isn't necessary, but you can if you want. The normal action of wind prompts the roots to strengthen themselves against heavier winds. If you water deeply to encourage deep rooting, your hibiscus should remain upright on thick, sturdy stems and well established root systems.

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