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Old 03-10-2008, 05:46 AM
 
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I planted some hibiscus last summer and they did well all thru the
summer. This winter we had a few cold nights ( worst-low 30s ).
The plants have lots of blossoms but not much foliage. One plant
has stick stems with a couple leaves, looking like Japanese art!
Any ideals on how to make plants bushy or should I just wait for
warmer weather?
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Old 03-10-2008, 06:24 AM
 
Location: NE Florida
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waiting
once the threat of any frost is gone and you start to see some new growth, you can go in and prune back the hibiscus. I have seen them come back from being frozen almost to the ground.

the ones in my garden lost almost all their leaves and I noticed the other day that new ones were starting to appear these are pretty leggy so I will be pruning them this week
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Old 03-10-2008, 09:16 AM
 
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Thanks Karla for great advice!
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Old 03-14-2008, 06:07 PM
 
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Just wait. Mine are all coming back! Texas...
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Old 03-14-2008, 08:24 PM
 
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Feed them now and every 2-4 weeks with some Miracle-Gro, add some chelated iron, and soon you'll have an abundance of growth and flowers. Keep them moist, not wet. Do not overwater.
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