Pruning hibiscus - Knowledgebase Question

San Marcos, Ca
Question by janengord
February 15, 2010
at what stage can I prune hibiscus that have been severely damaged in recent storms in san diego?

Answer from NGA
February 15, 2010


Your hibiscus never really stop growing so you can prune away the damage now. It should recover in a few weeks and produce new leaves and stems. Established hibiscus can be pruned back by about one third without stressing it too much. You can remove all the damaged parts of the plant - they will die on their own if not pruned off so make clean cuts. If you need to remove more than about a third of the material recovery will take longer. Best wishes with your hibiscus!

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