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Newbie here. Looking for help on shaping hibiscus tree!

Posted by fl-hibiscus Orlando, fl (My Page) on
Sun, Jun 23, 13 at 9:07

Hello everyone, this is my first time on here. I have a hibiscus tree that I planted last September. Made some clippings in spring to encourage growth. Last week I was at a resort and saw a hibiscus tree shaped like an umbrella, thought it was incredible! My question is how do I start to shape this tree like that? I appreciate any suggestions!! Thanks and happy gardening days!


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RE: Newbie here. Looking for help on shaping hibiscus tree!

The tree you saw was probably a weeping hibiscus. There are several hibiscus varieties that weep, but your tree won't grow that way. Sorry.


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RE: Newbie here. Looking for help on shaping hibiscus tree!

That makes sense, thanks


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RE: Newbie here. Looking for help on shaping hibiscus tree!

It is still a beautiful tree the way it is. Maybe if you want something different though you can do a few cuttings from it and start a braided tree?


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RE: Newbie here. Looking for help on shaping hibiscus tree!

my hibiscus tree did not bloom this year. I have it on my deck and gets full sun


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