Dying hibiscus

ninahuddJuly 21, 2014

OK so we have had 3 hibiscus trees in our garden in France for the past 10 years at least. They are in the same stretch of garden and have always done really well with lots of flowers and just the occasional need for insect spray. However, this year the middle hibiscus has a problem. The leaves have all turned yellow and now brown, are shrivelling up and dying. It was/is in mid flower and the flowers are still there, but it is a shadow of its former self. We have had a really hot, dry spell but the other 2 hibiscus are fine. It has also been raining now for 3 days straight and it looks no better. Any ideas?

Thank you for reporting this comment. Undo

You say you have had them for 10 years.
I am going to assume they are hardy hibiscus, but you say they are trees, so they may be Rose of Sharon.
Nothing lives forever.
Give it extra water, and if it dies, it dies.
It may have hit the end of it's lifespan. That's all.
Everything does, sooner or later.

    Bookmark   July 21, 2014 at 4:39PM
Thank you for reporting this comment. Undo

Looking at pictures, yes they are rose of sharon. Thanks, will see what happens after the rains have stopped.
Is it worth dousing it in a soapy water solution in case it is a bug infestation??

    Bookmark   July 22, 2014 at 11:41AM
Sign Up to comment
More Discussions
id for orange hibiscus
I am looking for the botanical name for this pretty...
linda_leaf z10fla
How beautful are these!!!
These are winter hardy hibiscus that i just ordered. They...
new website format not fun
I really don't like the new format...
Is it ok to plant a hibiscus in a pot with no drainage holes?
Hi, I'd like to use this huge pot for one of my hibiscuses....
Hibiscus group on Big Island?
Is there a Hibiscus group/society/club on the East...
Sponsored Products
Feiss Baton Rouge 30" High Outdoor Wall Lantern
Lamps Plus
Pig Pen 10-Oz. Tumbler
$9.99 | zulily
Safavieh Handmade Majesty Grey/ Beige Wool Rug (4' x 6')
Metalarte | Panama A Outdoor Wall Light
Cedar Hill Black Medium Outdoor Wall Light
$125.00 | Bellacor
Frankford Umbrella 9-ft. Commercial Grade Market Umbrella - 854CAM-PBA
$549.90 | Hayneedle
Hopson Leather Corner Sectional (3 piece) - Brighton Ciment Gray
Joybird Furniture
Gun Table Lamp by Flos Lighting
$2,495.00 | Lumens
© 2015 Houzz Inc. Houzz® The new way to design your home™