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05:12AM, 21 Nov 2009
Answer: Hi Di, hibiscus best pruned in spring. You can...
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05:12AM, 21 Nov 2009
Hibiscus. Young buds drop off before opening. Well watered. Harsh country in central WA.

Planted in potting mix and a little fertalisr to help. Seems to be no insects or birds.

Submitted: 02:20PM, 08 Dec 2010
Answer: Dear Terry,

Inspect your tree for insects such as the the hibiscus flower beetle. This beetle is often responsible for bud and flower drop. The beetles are active during flowering periods and can produce many generations each year.

The beetles don’t enjoy the brighter coloured flowers, preferring the pale colours or white flowers. If found, remove the flowers from the tree and dispose of them. Give the hibiscus a regular feed with Thrive Natural Roses & Flowers Pelletised Plant Food to assist with future flower production and reduce the overall stress on the plant.

Answered: 03:19PM, 14 Jan 2011


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