Dwarf Gardenia Dying?
Hi all, I purchased two dwarf gardenias late last summer and stuck them in the ground under our oak tree. They probably get morning sun during the summer (which is what the tag said they like, but tags can lie), and full/filtered sun once all the oak leaves drop for the winter. Anyway, one died right off the bat which I attributed to gardenias being temperamental, but the other one seemed to flourish and set a few flowers before winter. I mulched it to protect from frost, (though it didn't get particularly cold here this winter) and let the rain take care of the watering for me. Slowly the leaves on it have started to go from glossy green to drab green, to yellow to crispy, though I just cut a stick off and it's still green inside. Any suggestions on what to do? Our soil is pretty acidic, but perhaps it's lacking in some other nutrient? Were it another plant I'd prune it hard to stimulate some growth, but somehow I think it would throw a hissy fit and die just to spite me. Suggestions?