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patio hibiscus

Zone North West Tennessee | brenda8883 added on October 17, 2015 | Answered

Can a large patio Hibiscus be cut back in the winter for storing in the garage? In NW Tennessee we normally have lots of days below 32 degrees. I have a beautiful patio Hibiscus that is about 5 feet tall. If I transplant into a pot to save it, can I cut it back at the same time? I have covered it up during the last two nights of light frost. Thank you!

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Downtoearthdigs
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Answered on October 20, 2015

If you have below freezing temperature more than a couple of days, you will need to bring your tropical Hibiscus indoors.

Yes, you can prune back the plant by about 1/3 to help reduce the stress for the plant.

Here are some links for you.
https://www.gardeningknowhow.com/ornamental/flowers/hibiscus/tips-for-pruning-hibiscus-plants-when-to-prune-hibiscus.htm

https://www.gardeningknowhow.com/ornamental/flowers/hibiscus/wintering-hibiscus-indoors-winter-care-for-hibiscus.htm

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