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Winterizing new Hardy Hibiscus

Posted by mary_anne55 Southern Ontario (My Page) on
Sun, Sep 21, 08 at 16:01

I planted a Hardy Hibiscus in mid-July. It seems to be doing well, at this point. I lost the one I planted last year, so I need to know what type of protection it needs to survive a Southern Ontario winter. It is facing south against a fence. Your help is greatly appreciated.
Thanks

Mary Anne


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RE: Winterizing new Hardy Hibiscus

Hi Mary Anne,If it comes to dinner-plate bloom size Hardy Hibiscus Rose Mallow,(I put at least 6"of dry leaves layer mulch around the trunk.
If it comes to Hibiscus Syriacus'Rose of Sharon'I do the same plus I put four stakes in the ground around the shrub and wrap a burlap around them, and I have a fabric screen to protect the shrub from freezing cold wind.
this is what I do sucsesfully for many years.
I hope it will help.
Good luck
Hala.


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