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jackmanii fought the gardenia and the gardenia won

Posted by lenahall none (My Page) on
Sun, Mar 31, 13 at 9:39

i moved into my home about 7 years ago (northwest Ga). a jackmanii is growing up a trellis on the west facing side of the house, and a gardenia bush is almost in front of the clem. so all was great until 2 years ago when i used fertilizer stakes around the gardenia. that thing absolutely blew up! is now at least 5x5 and has a million blooms... however, the clem has suffered, i'm assuming from decreased light and air flow. i've only started researching how to move clems, and think this would be the thing to do IF it wasn't right beside the house, close to the gardenia, and pretty close to some peonies on its right side... should i just kiss it good bye and use it as a practice vine for propagating?

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RE: jackmanii fought the gardenia and the gardenia won

Which is more important to you? Myself, I'd prune the gardenia back rather than move a giant successful clematis.

RE: jackmanii fought the gardenia and the gardenia won

I'd keep the gardenia over jackmanii myself. I'd just prune the clematis back and let it grow up into the sun as it wants too. A shrub in front of it should not bother it so much. Provided it gets enough water and fertilizer. None of mine are all alone in their locations....

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