Hollytone, PlantTone or TreeTone for spring fertilizing?

mehearty(So ME z5a)April 27, 2007

This is a great reason to have a gardening journal. I'm thrilled with my hibisicus plants, but I've forgotten which fertilzer I use in the spring. D'oh!

Espoma recommends Holly-tone (4-6-4). I thought I was using Plant-tone (5-3-3), and noticed that some recommend Tree-tone for the bigger guys (9-5-4).

The bush forms are doing well, so I'm not too concerned. I just want to give them the fertilizer that will make them happy. The tree form could use stronger branches which made me think that tree-tone might not be a bad idea.

I give them a few shots of miracle bloom buster during the flowering season (august).

Any thoughts?

Thank you in advance,


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watergal(z6/7 Westminster, MD)

If you are talking tropical hibiscus, you want a fertilizer with a low middle number, NOT a bloom booster. Here is a link that explains why.

Here is a link that might be useful: fertilizer

    Bookmark   April 27, 2007 at 1:38PM
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mehearty(So ME z5a)

Thank you Watergal! Interesting info. =)

    Bookmark   April 29, 2007 at 11:00AM
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watergal(z6/7 Westminster, MD)

You're welcome!

    Bookmark   April 29, 2007 at 11:30PM
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