Flowers: side by side

I recently wrote a note to this group -- concerning two flower plants that are situated side by side; the plants are Hubiscus plants/flowers.
One of the produces flowers, whereas the other one does not. I was always under the impression that these plants are male and female and they need not have the aid of a bee for pollination. (sp?).
Also, I live in Florida, about in the middle of the state, north of Orlando. What is the best time to prune these plants? I have been told
all sorts of things.
Thanks,
Mark
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You are fortunate. UFL has one of the best hort sites on the Web: http://hort.ufl.edu/
They have a collection of excellent fact sheets covering hundreds of trees and shrubs: http://hort.ifas.ufl.edu/database/databases.htm
PlantFacts is one-stop shopping for Extension and university publications throughout the US and Canada: http://plantfacts.osu.edu/web /
A search for 'hibiscus pruning' turns up this excellent UF factsheet: http://edis.ifas.ufl.edu/MG020
Cheers!
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