Hibiscus - Knowledgebase Question

Galena Park, Te
Question by larhodg
February 27, 2010
When & how do you prune a Hibiscus plant.

Answer from NGA
February 27, 2010


In general, heavy pruning is best done in the early spring (February or March). Light maintenance pruning may be done any time of the year to remove diseased or dead wood, rubbing branches, and weak or droopy growth. Hibiscus blooms are produced on new growth, so blooming is delayed and reduced if the plants are pruned heavily during the active growing season. Plants can be pruned to maintain a desired size and shape without disrupting their blooming or appearance by cutting only the longest branches back and never removing more than one-third of the branches at one time. Light, periodic pruning avoids the need for heavy pruning and won't interrupt blooming to any great extent.

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