bare branches on tree

lucy9999July 8, 2007

I have a hibiscus tree red blooms dont know what kind it is I had it in a pot and was doing fine. I decided to plant it in the ground in April,, it started with yellow leaves then I guess it got over the shock and now it has green leaves. My problem is that I only see new growth on the front of the tree and the back of it has some bare branches. They dont seem to be dry becasue I tried to bend one and it did not break. Are they dead? should I cut them off. I also see some leaves growing on the bottom part of the main stalk. Should I just cut them off to keep the form of the tree and not let is branch out from the bottom? I dont know what to do to make it nice and full all around like I initially bought it. Any help would be appreciated.

Thank you for reporting this comment. Undo
paulallen(6b)

I usually prune in the Spring to maintain the dwarf shape and regularly remove small growths throughout the summer. Be sure to topdress with compost and maintain two to four inches of mulch -- not touching the trunk. I fertilize monthly during the growing season. Good luck.

    Bookmark   August 8, 2007 at 5:39AM
Sign Up to comment
More Discussions
Raising soil level up trunk
Hi there, I have an established 3m high woody hibiscus...
laurie_tennant
Tropical Hibiscus flowers turned from orange to pale yellow
I bought a tropical hibiscus around 4 months ago and...
AmySA
Hardy Hibiscus Seed
I see many sellers on Ebay selling hardy hibiscus seeds,...
Betty Levar
Is my hibiscus dead?
I bought 2 hibicuses last year, and they did wonderfully....
chloe3871
My first of many to come
I am new to the hibiscus corner of GW. I just wanted...
luvncannin
© 2015 Houzz Inc. Houzz® The new way to design your home™