pruning a hybiscus - Knowledgebase Question

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Question by sshipp3571
June 8, 2010
have a big hybiscus that we have cut back in the spring before we take it outdoors. The problem is it never blooms during the summer. This year we did not cut it back and we have blooms but also a very big plant. So when do you prune to maintain a manageable shape/size and blooms in the summer.

Answer from NGA
June 8, 2010


You can cut your hydrangea down in the fall, just before you take it indoors. Then, while it is inside, you can pinch it back periodically to keep it neat and tidy. By next spring it should be bushy and ready to bloom for you. You can also reduce its size this summer by trimming it back by a few inches every 2-3 weeks. Enjoy your hibiscus!

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