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Hibiscus clumping shoot tips?

Hi everybody.
I have an unusual problem with my hibiscus Oiseau bleu, it is forming into clumps at the growing tips as shown in the pictures. it is around 15 years old and has been pruned regularly to keep to a limited size. the problem has been around for 4 or 5 years and is getting worse, Any ideas or suggestions would be appreciated.


  • Paul B3Paul B3 Posts: 2,999

    That flattened stem forming the cristation at the top may be attributable to the above .
    Hope this answers a few questions you probably have .

  • DovefromaboveDovefromabove Central Norfolk UKPosts: 82,175
    edited April 2019
    I think this is an example of ‘fasciation’. 

    Check out this thread
    “I am not lost, for I know where I am. But however, where I am may be lost.” Winnie the Pooh

  • gomezkygomezky Posts: 3
    Hi Posters, thanks for the heads up to fasciation, looks like it is the case with my plant,
    I feel it is holding back the full potential of the plant and I may consider replacing it. I have other hibiscus plants dotted around and the show no signs of the problem, yet.
    Thanks again. 
  • EricsGardenEricsGarden Posts: 151
    We have just adopted a Hibiscus that appears to have the same problem. 

    Can I ask what happened to yours? How did it do last summer? Or did you replace it?

    Many thanks.

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