Container Hibiscus Plants
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Two Hibiscus Plants That Have Lost Their Leaves

Zone 4 | Jerry1937 added on June 28, 2013 | Answered

I bring them into a sunroom in the winter and they seem to do fine. I put them outside this spring -- about a month ago and they have lost their leaves. The branches seem to be alive and there is some growth. Should I cut them back as they are pretty "leggy"?

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AnnsGreeneHaus
Answered on June 30, 2013

This link will take you to several articles about hibiscus: http://www.google.com/cse?cx=012078378210706707791%3Af1h5n_k1r5e&ie=UTF-8&q=foliage+problems+on+roses&oq=foliage+problems+on+roses&gs_l=partner.3...2010.19957.0.20714.27.26.1.0.0.0.211.3545.2j23j1.26.0.gsnos%2Cn%3D13..0.0.11000j9200804j27j1..1ac.1.nqvKXHTncOU#gsc.tab=0&gsc.q=foliage%20problems%20on%20roses&gsc.page=1

Yes, cutting them back will encourage new growth. I wouldn't trim more than 1/3 - 1/2.

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