Two questions regarding Jubilation Gardenias:
1) When do I start pruning them?
2) How do I prune them to get the lower full branches?
I just purchased 5 Jubilation Gardenia bushes. I have them planted in my front bed. I eventually want to prune and shape these bushes but I'm unsure of when I should initially prune them and when I should start shaping them. Also, how do I prune them to get the lower, fuller branches so they're not top heavy and bare at the bottom? They are about 1 - 1 1/2 ft tall. They top out at 4 ft and with a 3-4 ft width.