Hibiscus Plants

Pruning Hibiscus and Rose of Sharon

Anonymous added on April 7, 2016 | Answered

I live on the coast of saltwater and also have a lot of deer in our area. Both of the above plants are salt tolerant and deer resistant. However, ones I'd like to buy grow to 96 to 144". I only want them to be 4 to 5 feet high. Can I prune these back to keep them at this height, or will I ruin their look if I do this?

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Answered on April 8, 2016

I researched both varieties and found nothing to suggest that pruning them back in the manner you suggested would detract from their appearance. In fact, I think it would encourage them to become bushier, fuller and healthier.

For more information on pruning those two plant varieties, please visit the following links:

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