Hibiscus Plants

Well Established Hibiscus Tree in Ground


Subrata Mitra added on February 2, 2017 | Answered

Unlike in past, this year the plant has barely grown any new leaves at all - except tiny ones at the tips of the branches - despite regular watering and fertilizing with a balanced fertilizer. Cannot understand what exactly has gone wrong. Any tips or advice would be greatly appreciated.


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Downtoearthdigs
Certified GKH Gardening Expert
Answered on February 3, 2017

If buds have not formed yet, you can prune the shrub.
It may be time for a good prune, which could result is loss of flowers for a season.
An overgrown Rose Of Sharon can be pruned in stages to reduce the shock, 1/3 of the shrub at a time is a good rule of thumb.
Do not over fertilize.
The articles below have care and pruning information.

https://www.gardeningknowhow.com/ornamental/shrubs/rose-of-sharon/pruning-rose-of-sharon.htm
https://www.gardeningknowhow.com/ornamental/shrubs/rose-of-sharon/rose-of-sharon-bush.htm

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