Hibiscus Plants
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Pruning hibiscus and rose of sharon

Zone 5b | 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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Downtoearthdigs
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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:
https://www.gardeningknowhow.com/ornamental/shrubs/rose-of-sharon/pruning-rose-of-sharon.htm
https://www.gardeningknowhow.com/ornamental/flowers/hibiscus/tips-for-pruning-hibiscus-plants-when-to-prune-hibiscus.htm

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