We live in Virginia Beach, VA. We have moved to a much smaller home, and have no space to bring our Hibiscus inside. Two years ago we left it outside too late into the fall. It appeared dead, but we brought it inside, it went dormant, but is flourishing again. Now we have no choice but to leave it outside. It's been in the same 4 gal. pot for about 8 years, about 28 inches tall now with about 8 trunks, and still flowers. (the dormant plant was about 4 feet tall, with 3 trunks braided to about 2 1/2 feet). Any ideas as to how to prepare our treasure for a winter outside? Thanks for any ideas!