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Trimming gardenia

Posted by Herb_fl 10 Fl. USA (My Page) on
Tue, Sep 13, 05 at 13:05

Hi, I live in Miami and I'm thinking about trimming a Gardenia bush I have. I want to make sure this is ok and ask if anyone has any advise or tips on doing this.


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RE: Trimming gardenia

We trim ours almost yearly, and they don't seem to mind. The best time to prune them (I think) is just after they finish blooming.


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Summer flowering shrubs (like your gardenia) should be pruned in the very early spring or later winter. We can't give you tips without knowing why you wish to prune your shrub, as well as the overall condition, size, etc. There isn't a 'one size fits all perscription' for pruning.


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The bush is about 7ft high x 8 1/2 ft wide. I'ts growing a little too big for the area its in!!!??? I'ts in very good condition.


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I bought a small (40") gardenia tree last year but it is growing into a bush. Do I trim the leaves from the bottom up in order to keep it as a tree? It seems to be just getting wider and not taller.


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Whack it back now. I find gardenias to be quite tough, with the exception of late freezes :( and it should rebound nicely before you get any cold weather if you actually do. I cut mine back in all sorts of ways and they always fill in bushy.

Cut it however you want it to be shaped. New leaves will sprout along the bare branches. I have radicans, mystery, august beauty and daisy gardenias.


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Thanks - I'll have at it.


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my gardenias are growing like a groung cover, is it to late to trim them back now


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  • Posted by ashef coastal NC z8 (My Page) on
    Tue, Mar 29, 11 at 3:51

Renee,

Do NOT prune your gardenias now -- they have already set buds for this year & won't bloom if you prune them now. Wait until after they bloom in a few months, then prune them.

Allie


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