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Why wont my native hibuscus flower.It is nearly 2 years old & been pruned twice.

It gets morning sun until about 10am but is in a very bright area. Ive never had a flower on it.

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Hello Karra. Sun exposure would likely be the key indicator here. Ideally, native hibiscus like full sun (which is sun directly on the leaves to get energy to flower). If the sun is gone by 10am, it's likely not enough. If you can move the hibiscus to a spot that gets more sun, that may assist in blooming. 

Regular pruning is ok for many native hibiscus species, just hold off in early summer, as the flowers usually start to develop in late spring, and you don't want to cut them off then. 

Finally, ensure you've got some nutrition. For our native species, try 'Yates Dynamic Lifter Liquid Concentrate' as a gentle fertiliser and soil improver. It's certified for use in organic gardens, and contains seaweed, blood&bone and fish meal to help developing new roots and restoring healthy growth. Click here for more info on this product: https://www.yates.com.au/product/garden-fertilisers/certified-organics/yates-dynamic-lifter-liquid 

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Answered: 7 Jun, 2022

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