Help! Should I Cut It Back?

ponce418June 4, 2008

I purchased and planted two hardy hibiscus varities last year. When the cold weather arrived, I was going to cut the branches back to the ground. But my garden neighbor said "No, No, NO! Leave it alone until you see new growth in the spring."

I haven't seen ANY new growth at all.

Until yesterday.

Wayyyy down near the base of the plant I saw little green buds growing.

So my question is...what about all these bare branches on this thing? Should I cut them back? Leave them alone until those buds grow up more?

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palofpaws(6)

I always cut mine back in the fall and they come back great!!

    Bookmark   June 4, 2008 at 9:11PM
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kmonceaux(z9 SE Texas)

I always cut mine back also in the fall, but then I am in a different zone also. Things come back a lot quicker here than in the cooler zones.

    Bookmark   June 4, 2008 at 11:02PM
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