Winterizing hibiscus trees
I have two questions:
One) Two years ago I purchased a Hibiscus tree which was potted. It was placed on a very sunny deck getting approximately eight hours of sunshine each day. Result was beautiful flowers all summer long. I brought the tree and pot indoors prior to the first frost.
It started to lose leaves, within 30 days and although I kept it moist and fertilized it with 25-8-20 (advice given to me by the local nursery.)
I provided artificial sunlight however it kept losing leaves and looked as though it was dead. In the spring, I pruned it back, removing all the branches that were dried out, leaving only the branches that appeared to be alive with some sap in them.
I almost gave up on the tree, yet after about 30 days, luxurious leaves appeared and continued appearing into a full bush. However, not a sign of a bud or flower. I’m about to bring the tree inside, and wondered how I should treat it?
Two) This spring, I purchased a similar hibiscus tree in a pot. It took some time to flower, however when it did, I have beautiful full blooms. I use the same fertilizer (25-8-20). I'm about to bring the tree inside and wondered how I should look after it? and will will and will in all of the city's so as