Hibiscus

I would like to trim my hibiscus back since it is growing too tall for the area in which it is planted. It is full of blooms and seems to be full of blossoms all year round. I live in Northern Florida. I thought about cutting it back in the winter months, despite the blossoms, but would that be damaging to the plants? Does it hurt the plants to cut them back while in full bloom? Sandy
Add pictures here
<% if( /^image/.test(type) ){ %>
<% } %>
<%-name%>
Add image file
Upload
wrote:

back 1/3 of the plant. I have cut them back as much as half. They might look bad after a pruning like that but they produce new growth and branch back out. I won't make any difference if the plant is in bloom or not. I don't think I'd prune it in the winter. You will be forcing tender new growth which will get burned if we get a frost.
Add pictures here
<% if( /^image/.test(type) ){ %>
<% } %>
<%-name%>
Add image file
Upload
Thanks, I think I will prune them soon then. Sandy

Add pictures here
<% if( /^image/.test(type) ){ %>
<% } %>
<%-name%>
Add image file
Upload

HomeOwnersHub.com is a website for homeowners and building and maintenance pros. It is not affiliated with any of the manufacturers or service providers discussed here. All logos and trade names are the property of their respective owners.