Gardenia – When to Trim Back
I have a 9-year-old gardenia bush that started in a 5-gallon container and now it has taken over the plot of land and could be a corsage for a T. rex. It is well watered (this week) in Houston, and it continues to bud and bloom. My wife does not want to trim it back -- afraid of damaging bloom potential. I want to be able to walk by without being grabbed.
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Here is an article that you may find helpful: https://www.gardeningknowhow.com/ornamental/flowers/gardenia/when-to-prune-a-gardenia.htm