What is the best time of year to trim a hibiscus in AZ? How do you do it?
Hardiness Zone: 9a
By Sandie from Apache Junction, AZ
I would do it while the plant is dormant, but check with a local nursery to check conditions in your area.
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When and how do you prune a hibiscus plant?
Prune in late summer or early fall.
Before pruning hibiscus, make sure your pruning shears are sharp and clean, preferably sterilized with alcohol gel, to prevent the spreading of any disease from affected branches. When pruning hibiscus plants, they should be cut about a third of the way back, leaving at least two to three nodes on the branches for new growth to emerge.
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