Pruning a Hibiscus

October 3, 2010

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

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By Allison (Guest Post)
December 27, 20080 found this helpful
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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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April 26, 2017

When and how do you prune a hibiscus plant?

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April 26, 20170 found this helpful

Prune in late summer or early fall.

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From gardeningknowhow.com:

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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These cuts should be made just above the nodes, leaving about a quarter inch. Remove any weak, diseased, or dead growth, as well as crossing or leggy branches. Branches that are growing toward the center of the plant should also be removed.

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October 26, 2006

We have a large Hibiscus growing in the front garden. We want to trim it back now that the blooms have stopped, and eventually move it to another location, possibly splitting the root pack.

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October 3, 2010

How can I keep my hibiscus pruned to a certain height throughout the summer, but still have flowers blooming constantly? Last year when I cut them back, I didn't get the flowers.

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February 1, 2010

When can you prune a hibiscus plant?

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December 24, 2008

I have had a Hibiscus tree for about 3 years now and it is still hardy. I bring it in in the winter.

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February 16, 2007

I have a hibiscus tree, or a rose of sharon. When is the best time to cut it back?

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