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Old Hibiscus

I have a very old hibiscus that has large branches. It is getting very bare in the middle but has branches that have leaves and flowers on the end. How do I get the bush to be full again? I am afraid to drastically cut it back. I do not want to lose it, as it has very large ruffled flowers that I haven’t seen anywhere else. Any ideas for me?

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#1 Comment By Nikki On 04/09/2014 @ 9:48 am

Sounds like a good pruning may be in order. Don’t worry though, these plants can take a fairly hard pruning (cutting it back by a third) and bounce back just fine. Spring is also the time for pruning hibiscus. Here is more information: [1]

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