Re: pruning

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Posted by mike g on August 02, 2003 at 23:24:38:

In Reply to: Re: pruning posted by Newt on July 30, 2003 at 20:02:50:

: : My friend has a gardenia that is hugh, it's at least 10 to 12 ft high and probaly 20 ft around, leaves on the east side or sparse, on the back side nice nice and green, lots of blooms. I have lots of books, but not a one says how and when she can prune it, or can she??? HELP

: Hi Stan,

: See if this helps.

: Try a search at and put in quotes with a plus sign like this: "prune" + "gardenia"

: Good luck,
: Newt

Prune the plant in the dormant season. Make sure to cut it in a way that the lower branches get sun (ideally, in an upside-down 'V' shape).

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