Hibiscus Plants
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Pruning Hibiscus

Zone 78583 | cpapajohn added on May 11, 2017 | Answered

I am in S. TX and my plants are 2 years old. They are -probably- 7 ft. tall and very leggy. A week or so ago the bottom branches started turning brown. Browning kept going till 3/4 of plant died. To me, it looks like a chemical defoliant of some kind. I have removed all brown leaves and plan on cutting off small branches that are clearly dead. They are unsightly but are really making an effort to produce flowers. Can I cut plants clear back? if so, how much should I leave? Also how short can branches that are alive be cut back?

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Downtoearthdigs
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Answered on May 15, 2017

You can actually prune back the entire plant in the early spring.

These articles will help you.

http://www.naturehills.com/garden-blog/pruning-hibiscus/

https://www.gardeningknowhow.com/ornamental/flowers/hibiscus/outdoor-hibiscus-care.htm

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