Hibiscus in Missouri - Knowledgebase Question

Columbia, Mi
Question by mbrawner
April 22, 2009
I have recently purchased a new home which had 4 hibiscus trees in full bloom last fall when I bought the house. Now they look dead and I haven't cut them back at all. Are hibiscus trees hardy in Columbia, Missouri? Should I cut the dead parts off and hope for the best or just pull the whole thing out. Help Please!


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Answer from NGA
April 22, 2009

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Hardy hibiscus, called Rose of Sharon, will winter over in your gardening region. these plants develop flowers on new growth so you can prune yours back a bit this spring and they will grow lots of new stems and flowers later in the season.

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