Hibiscus Plants
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Should I prune a hibiscus that has wintered indoors?

Zone Swansboro, NC 28584 | Anonymous added on February 10, 2020 | Answered

I have 2 (two) hibiscuses, one is a shrub, the other a topiary. Both are being kept in my garage to weather out the winter in coastal NC; I use a small heater to keep the temperatures above 50 F. They are both at an eastern facing window. Both still have their leaves, and are watered once a week. Should they be pruned before they go back outdoors when they can tolerate cool overnight temps? (I already receive your weekly newsletter by email).

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GKH_Susan
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Answered on February 10, 2020

Yes, you can prune those in spring before they go out. I believe these are tropical. If not, you can plant hardy hibiscus outside.

Here is how to prune:

https://www.gardeningknowhow.com/ornamental/flowers/hibiscus/tips-for-pruning-hibiscus-plants-when-to-prune-hibiscus.htm

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