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Q.Hibiscus Near Young Little Gem Magnolias

Zone 77044 | atom added on April 20, 2021 | Answered

Hello – I planted several hibiscus near my young, 6 ft tall little gem magnolia trees. They look droopy now and not filling in with leaves like I would expect them to in the spring. Are the hibiscus sucking all the water from them? Should I not plant hibiscus near a magnolia tree? What can I plant at the base of these trees in the flower bed?

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Answered on April 20, 2021

Hibiscus are very nutrient hungry. As long as you are feeding them several times per year, then they can grow next to a Magnolia just fine. Unfortunately, your photo did not come through, so I am unable to see the damage. Without seeing the damage in question, it would be difficult to help correct the issue until I know exactly what is causing it.

In the meantime, these articles will help you to grow each plant:



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