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Moving a hibiscus

Posted by Lucky_Lad (My Page) on
Sun, Oct 13, 13 at 12:36

I'm trying to move a hibiscus from a friends house to mine. I dug a small piece that was at the end of their plant and transplanted to my yard. This was about Oct. 8th. It was only out of the ground about 15 minutes. After a few hours it started wilting and has never recovered. My questions are, should I leave the stems on it that are there now, or trim it way back? Do you think it will come back next year?
Thanks, LL

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RE: Moving a hibiscus

An update?

RE: Moving a hibiscus

This is the second year for this plant and it was twice as big as it was the first year I planted it. As you can see it's too close to the house and I'd like to move it. Should I do that in the fall after it has gone dormant and I've cut it back to the ground or should I wait until Spring after the last Frost and before it starts to send green shoots up? Thanks very much

RE: Moving a hibiscus

Bump! I want to know also. I need to move one ofmine that is in too much shade.

RE: Moving a hibiscus

Sorry, I haven't looked at this site for a while. I left it alone for about 2 weeks. The leaves had really shriveled up and the stems were drying up, so I cut it back to maybe 2 inches high. I hope it comes back next year. It is a very soft pink color. I'll try to update the outcome next year.
Cheers, Laddie

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