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Posted by hlow Fl (My Page) on
Mon, May 11, 09 at 10:44

I was given a beautiful gardenia about 3 ft. tall the weekend before Easter.

I planted it in full sun, placed cypress mulch around the base and have watered it twice daily.

I noticed the green leaves turning yellow, so I added acid via Miracle Grow for Rod. and Azel.

The leaves are falling off, it will not bloom and more and more are turning yellow. Now I am also noticing brown spots on the leaves.

I really want to save this tree, can anyone help!!!

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RE: Gardenia

they do best for me with afternoon shade. might be worth moving it to a location like that in your hot climate.
hold off on the fertilizer for a while with new transplants.
give them time to get established before feeding.
not all of them are repeat bloomers, either. most of mine bloom once around memorial day.
keep the soil evenly moist but not saturated. probably not likely that you are overwatering if you have typical florida sandy soil.

RE: Gardenia

  • Posted by jean001 z8aPortland, OR (My Page) on
    Wed, May 13, 09 at 22:51

The water needs to go *directly* into the rootball.

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