Help! We moved here a year ago and the blooms on this hibiscus bush or brilliant. I had never had one before so I read up on it and took the blooms off as advised. This year it is barely blooming and many of the branches are bare. Anything I can do to bring this beautiful plant back to life?
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That looks to be a Hydrangea, rather than Hibiscus. They don't have similar care, so it will be necessary to treat it differently than a Hibiscus.
Pruning out of season can harm new flowering buds. Proper pruning, along with proper feeding schedule, will ensure that your Hydrangeas flower, nicely, each year.
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