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Sprayed weedkiller on Hibiscus by mistake

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by Larry2002 on September 19, 2004 08:17 PM
Hi - I accidently sprayed Green Light Wipe-out Broadleaf Weed Killer on my five year old Hibiscus plants that I keep trimmed to 4 feet. I thought I was using bug killer. The leaves have turned yellow and most have died. Is there a chance the plants (six total) will survive if I trim them back? If so, to what height should I trim them? I did this about three weeks ago. Would appreciate any help in this matter.

Best Regards from,
Corpus Christi, TX
by Longy on September 21, 2004 01:48 AM
Crikey Larry, i reckon you might've killed 'em. You only get about 5 or 6 hours to wash the poison off leaves. You could cut 'em back heavily but i'd be very surprised if they survive. I use one spray unit for herbicides only and one for pesticides and fungicides only to help prevent this from happening. I guess if you misread the container though it won't help much.

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