Hardy Kleim's Gardenia! Help!

hvaldez(7)April 17, 2009

I planted a couple Hardy Kleim's Gardenia last year and they were doing great with new growth and beautiful fragrant blooms. After this super cold winter, they have a lot of dead branches. Should I cut them back? Will they recover? Is this a slow or fast growing plant?

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Mine did well for 3 years. Now it is dying. The winter was too cold.

Saturday I'll try putting it out more in the sun to see if it can revive.

    Bookmark   April 17, 2009 at 1:19PM
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Embothrium(USDA 8 Sunset 5 WA)

Shrubs with that vivid yellowish green foliage like these have are indicating with their leaf color that they need are from a hot climate. In our Maritime Northwest climate they need a hot site, like a south-facing wall with sandy or otherwise not cold soil.

Things that harden off well in hot climates and reach their full level of hardiness may not do so in our cool summers or on low-lying sites with damp air and soil.

    Bookmark   April 17, 2009 at 2:24PM
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buyorsell888(Zone 8 Portland OR)

Mine had a southern exposure next to a cement wall and a light colored house and it is still toast. Should have kept it in a pot and put it in the greenhouse.

    Bookmark   April 17, 2009 at 4:49PM
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