hardy hibiscus pruning

nkrzOctober 16, 2006

This is my first year for growing these, and I had lots of flowers, but have no clue on if you are supposed to prune these or not. I have already had a frosting on the ground, so I figured I would need to do it soon if need be. Thanks for any helpful info!!

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rain1950(W. WA z8)

Cut them down to the ground and mulch. They regrow from the crown next spring. Make sure you mark the location as they are late coming up in the spring.

    Bookmark   October 16, 2006 at 2:04PM
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birdsnblooms

I wait for the branches of my hardy hib to die completely. When dead, branches will brake off w/a hearty pull. I don't mulch mine, but leaves from my tree find their way around the plant so I guess it does get a type of mulching. I always leave 1-2 sticks/branches on the plant so I don't mistakingly dig up in spring when I prepare the garden for new plants..Toni

    Bookmark   October 18, 2006 at 3:13PM
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fortisi876(Z6NJ)

"Cut them down to the ground and mulch. They regrow from the crown next spring. Make sure you mark the location as they are late coming up in the spring."

Im new to growing hibs, do they grow that fast each season that its ok to cut them down to the ground?

I have two in large pots that Ive been dragging down to the basement for 2-3 yrs now, maybe longer. and just now decided to prune them for the first time. I stuck a few of the cuttings in a plastic cup of water hoping they'll root.
Has anyone tried propogating by just burying a cutting? I know it works with the fig tree thats why I ask.

TIA!

    Bookmark   November 17, 2006 at 9:32PM
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nicolenanette(92019)

i live in zone 9b. No one out here in southern california cuts hibiscus to the ground. I suppose that is what one does in other zones. What i would like to know IF POSSIBLE, when one cuts back, prunes a hibiscus, does that mean more blooms next year. I have basic hisbiscus for the flowers are a food source for my tortise. I have several hibiscus but never have pruned any of them. This year blooms were few and far between. I want to prune plants if possible.
sincerely Nicole

Here is a link that might be useful: Nicoles website

    Bookmark   November 20, 2006 at 12:45AM
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Xtal(z8b Temple. TX)

By now, you've probably already cut it back. Here's a way to grow another one in your yard. I cut mine back a bit earlier and used the stems that I cut off to propagate otthers. It's a good way to multiply your plants.

Xtal

    Bookmark   November 26, 2006 at 1:18AM
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