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Why are this two identical Hibiscus tree shaped have a different look?

They are planted in similar soil and in the same location.  They were both deeply pruned over the winter.  While separately potted on the southern side of the house, they produced similar number of flowers, and looked about the same. Now, in ground planted on the northern side;  One is constantly blooming and the other has beautiful large green leave, with very few flowers.

The one with the larger greener leaves was favored by the deer, before I started spraying the near by with Deer Fence.

They will both probably die with the first deep freeze, but I am wondering what could b


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I trimmed one of the trees about a week ago and already it has been sending out new shoots.  My plan is to prune  the roots in the Spring, keep the trees from getting too big, and keeping them in the same size pot.

In my experimenting with these plants, I was surprised to see how well they have done indoors avoiding all pests infestation; a problem I had in my former home.  My conclusions are that:

 1.  We keep this home much cooler at night and even during the day.

  2.  Keeping the trees out until they frost killed the bugs. 

  3.  The Hibiscus tree or bush will be fine if I prune it in the winter and keep it in a bright southern exposure.

Experimenting with Hibiscus Care

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