Hibiscus Plants
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When I Prune My Hibiscus Am I Cutting 1/3 Off of My Main Branches?

llacaskey added on March 9, 2011 | Answered

I've been doing some homework but still have some questions. I know (now) that a NODE is the eye where the leaf is. Am I cutting 1/3 off of my main branches even if there are still leaves at the top?

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Heather
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Answered on March 10, 2011

You can. It all depends on how you want to shape the plant. Cutting the main stems will result in a more compact, fuller canopy on the plant. Cutting only the smaller stems will result in a looser, airier looking canopy.

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