Pruning hibiscus and rose of sharon
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?
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.
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