1. Hibiscus Outdoor Care in Tucson

Asked by Anonymous - September 1, 2011

How much sun should my hibiscus get when outdoors in Tucson? Should I keep it in the shade always or will it tolerate direct sunlight?

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  • While this plant enjoys full sun in most areas, it may get too hot in your location. Therefore, you may want to consider placing it in an area that receives partial shade during the hottest part of the day. You can also choose to grow the plant in a container and move as needed to protect it from sunscald.

2. Planting Hibiscus in the Ground-Zone 8

Asked by Anonymous - September 2, 2011

Can I cut the hibiscus back and mulch before winter months in this zone with good results?

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3. Hibiscus Pruning

Asked by Anonymous - September 2, 2011

My hibiscus tree is about 5 feet tall. It is now in the house. Can I prune it?

4. Yellow Leaves/Hibiscus Plant

Asked by Anonymous - September 4, 2011

I have a bright red hbiscus plant that has done very well but is now having most of the leaves turn yellow. I was planning on winterizing and hope to save the plant. Do you know what is causing this and how to help?

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5. Aphids on My Hibiscus

Asked by Anonymous - September 4, 2011

I have tried numerous things and it’s getting expensive. It was beautiful but the bush and tender leaves are being infested with pesky aphids. They are killing my hibiscus, which is 3 feet tall with large, 8-9 inch pink and cranberry blossoms. Help.

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6. Hibiscus Planted Outside -Northern Ohio

Asked by Anonymous - September 4, 2011

We live 2 blocks south of Lake Erie in central Ohio and have planted two hibiscus trees on the south side of our home in the center of the yard. We plan to leave them in the ground over the winter. Is this possible? We have been wintering them in the house for the last 4 years and they are too large to handle anymore. We are hoping we can mulch them heavily around the root base and possibly cover the branches with burlap to protect them from the freezing weather? Any suggestions?

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  • It is usually better to overwinter them indoors in colder regions but you can still offer them winter protection by locating them near structures and/or by adding a generous amount of mulch around both the root zone and main stem. For additional protection, especially on particularly cold nights, wrap the entire hibiscus bush in heavy frost cloth, burlap, or a tarp.

7. Pruning Dinner Plate Hibiscus

Asked by Anonymous - September 5, 2011

When do I prune my dinner plate size hibiscus plant? I’ve had it a few years and it’s done great, but now I don’t recall whether I cut it back in the fall or spring.

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