How to Maintain a Hibiscus Hedge

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Maintaining hibiscus hedges will require you to make sure they are getting enough water to look full. Maintain hibiscus hedges with help from an experienced professional gardener in this free video clip.

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Hello, my name is Nicholas Staddon, I'm with Monrovia. Today, we're gonna talk about how to maintain your hibiscus hedge. For those of you in the warmer climates of the United States, you are blessed to grow tropical hibiscus. We're gonna teach you how to maintain them. The first and most important rule is when you're buying a plant, make sure it's of a nice upright habit. Don't buy a hibiscus that has a low spreaded habit. Look for a plant that is really full. If your plant starts to get big and overgrown, you just need a good pair of sharp shears, and go in and just gently prune off the side branches like so, don't worry about your pruning off the flowers, because she'll grow back very, very quickly. Plant your plants about 4 to 6 feet apart. They get quite broad. They like to be a little on the moist side, fertilize regularly, especially during the growing season. If the plant tends to bolt, that's to say she gets too tall and doesn't bush up, don't be afraid to come back in and gently prune off the leaders. This will ensure very, very nice even growth. The variety we've been working with is called red darling, and she's a marvelous, upright variety, a real darling of a plant.


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