Hibiscus in Tampa, FL
I live in Tampa, FL and was wondering how Hardy Hibiscus do in this area during the winter. In early spring I planted 14 red Hibiscus which have been growing like weeds. Throughout the summer, I have cut them back numerous times so they are nice and thick. Currently they are 4 -5 ft tall.
My question is this.....
Will they lose a lot of their lower leaves this winter and if so, will the grow back? I would hate to have to cut them all the way back in late winter but I also hate looking at the wood when leaves fall off.
Any advise would be appreciated.