How to Overwinter a Hibiscus Tree: Winter Care Guide

Overwinter a Hibiscus Tree

Hibiscus trees are amazingly beautiful and bring constant delight to the eyes. Their blooming is able to boast a truly tropical look, but in order to continue blooming and growing, especially during cold seasons, hibiscus trees require temperatures no lower than 50 degrees Fahrenheit. Temperature fluctuation may badly influence a hibiscus tree, that’s why their proper winter nap needs proper winter care.

Proper wintering of hibiscus trees depends on low seasonal temperatures in your area. Mild climates are perfect for the plant stems to survive through winter. Frost prone areas make stems die back to the ground, without influencing the roots (if proper mulching around the root zone has been done to provide insulation for the roots). If you prefer small-sized hibiscus but it doesn’t die back over winter, cutting hibiscus to the height desired is the only way to manage its size. Sometimes it may be necessary to remove (in late winter or early spring) dead or winter-damaged stems of the plant in order to prevent hibiscus pests or diseases.