Planting Gardenias

aeiger(Z7bNC)June 26, 2013

Hello all, I just came home with 2 small (about 2-2.5 ') bushes from Lowes.(called August gardenia) They are quite healthy but a bit root bound. I plan on planting them at the back of the house which gets sun from early am to about 1PM. My question is when should I plant them. Direct in ground now or should I repot into something larger then plant late summer, early fall? They are in the spot I have planned for them, well watered and in a shallow pan of waterThanks in advance for your help.

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i bought two of those exact same gardenias at Lowes about 4 years ago myself. I planted them in the August time frame and they today are over 5 ft tall! They load up with blooms and smell heavenly! I have them taken up right now in huge pots waiting to move to the new house with us. I didn't do anything special with mine, Miracle Grow and a dose of good potting soil in the hole with the plant and they were good to go.

    Bookmark   June 26, 2013 at 5:26PM
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You can plant them now, make sure you put some composted cow manure and mulch around them though.
Your going to love those gardenias.
Hi Nannerbelle, how is the house going?
You must be so excited about moving, I think I would be jumping out of my skin. Let us all know when you move.

    Bookmark   June 27, 2013 at 9:33PM
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Hey Butterfly, it's coming along. I now actually have a roof walls and a well. Things are picking up speed now they have it dried in.

    Bookmark   June 28, 2013 at 12:36PM
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