Hibiscus

I planted a bare rooted Hibiscus 4 years ago it has grown well but has never bloomed it is in a sheltered part of the garden against a wall it gets full sun for half the day i feed it liquid feed throughout the growing season , any ideas ?

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  • ObelixxObelixx Vendée, Western FrancePosts: 18,168
    You may have been feeding too much nitrogen which promotes leaves but not flowers.

    Try giving it a generous dollop of slow release rose or tomato feed when the first leaf buds start to open.  Then use the same feeds but in liquid form throughout the flowering season.  
    "We don't stop playing because we grow old; we grow old because we stop playing." - George Bernard Shaw
  • DetirerDetirer Posts: 12
    Thanks Obelixx .I will give that a go this year .
  • BobTheGardenerBobTheGardener Leicestershire, UKPosts: 8,038
    I'd certainly try Ob's suggestions.  I eventually dug mine ('Sugared almond') up after about 4 years of flowering no-show in an area which only got full sun after midday and moved it to a large plant pot.  The pot was overwintered in a cold greenhouse then moved to the sunniest spot I could find after the last frost in spring.  It flowered for the first time that autumn.
    In my case I think it really needed the extra sun;  Most online cultivation advice is that 'full sun' is a requirement for them to flower in the UK, especially named cultivars some of which appear quite fussy.
    A trowel in the hand is worth a thousand lost under a bush.
  • DetirerDetirer Posts: 12
    Thanks Bob I was thinking of moving it to another part of the garden hadn't thought about a pot may give that a try. 
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