Hibiscus Plants
Q.

Well established Hibiscus Tree in ground

Zone Sydney, Australia | 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.

A.
A.Answers to this queston: Add Answer
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

00
Was this answer useful?

Log in or sign up to help answer this question.
Did you find this helpful? Share it with your friends!

You must be logged into your account to answer a question.

If you don't have an account sign up for an account now.

Looking for more?
here are more questions about...
Hibiscus Plants
Join Us - Sign up to get all the latest gardening tips!

Do you know a lot about gardening?
Become a GKH Gardening Expert

Learn More