Re: Gardenia's

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Posted by Newt on September 03, 2002 at 22:30:01:

In Reply to: Gardenia's posted by Linda on September 02, 2002 at 05:05:38:

: I recently purchased an older home that has two OLD gardenia's planted outside. The trunk(s)? and branches are very very thick so I know they are about 20 years old. They have been pruned back severely and are just now starting to branch out again with leaves. Should I continue to prune these back this severly or just let them grow for a year or two?

Gardenias don't need to be pruned, so I don't know why the former owners did that. Maybe they weren't flowering or were too large for their space. It may be some time before they bloom again. I would recommend that you top dress with compost this fall and spring and use fish emulsion fertilizer in the spring.
Here's some sites that should be helpful. Pruning Guide

Hope this helped,

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