Gardenia Plants
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Zone Arnold, MO | carol.sheehy added on September 23, 2016 | Answered

Should a Gardenia plant be pruned before bringing indoors for the winter?

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Alisma
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Answered on September 23, 2016

Pruning a gardenia in the fall can reduce flower production the following year, as explained here:

https://www.gardeningknowhow.com/ornamental/flowers/gardenia/when-to-prune-a-gardenia.htm

If you need to prune it so that it will fit in its new location in your house, then yes, you can prune now without hurting the plant long-term. Here is more advice on keeping gardenias indoors:

https://hort.purdue.edu/ext/gardeniachallenge.html

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