Non-blooming hibiscus - Knowledgebase Question

San Antonio, Te
Question by vicki_craine
July 13, 2009
My 3-4 yr old hibiscus is a beautiful bush with tiny buds that never open. It gets full morning sun and light afternoon sun. What is wrong?

Answer from NGA
July 13, 2009


Two problems come to mind - a fungal disease and an insect called bud worm. Remove one of the flower buds and cut it in half. Look for a small worm or for damaged petals. If you find none, a fungal disease is probably the culprit. You can use a copper based fungicide, according to label directions.

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