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How to trim a gardenia

Zone NE Iowa | Jeanette.kester added on March 22, 2015 | Answered

I live in NE Iowa. I have a Mint gardenia in a planter that I brought in last fall. I have kept it watered and in my basement. There are still some green leaves, but I am wondering if it should be pruned?

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shelley
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Answered on March 23, 2015

It is best to prune your gardenias right after the blooms have faded in the summer. The reason for this is because gardenias set their buds in the fall so you risk cutting away some of those buds if you do it now. At this time, I would recommend that you remove only old, dead, and diseased parts, such as leaves and stems.

For more information on pruning gardenias, please visit the following link:
https://www.gardeningknowhow.com/ornamental/flowers/gardenia/when-to-prune-a-gardenia.htm

For more information on winterizing gardenias, please visit the following link:
https://www.gardeningknowhow.com/ornamental/flowers/gardenia/gardenia-winter-care-tips.htm

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