Gardenia Plants
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I cut off all of my gardenias, the big green leaves, and left only the new growth.

Zone Germany | seraph19 added on May 30, 2019 | Answered

Will this hurt my gardenia?

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GKH_Susan
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Answered on May 30, 2019

Your gardenia will probably recover, but in the future, your gardenia only needs light pruning soon after a bloom cycle. You can remove dead or broken branches at any time. And it's best not to remove more than 1/3 of a shrub at any time.

Here is more information that may be helpful:
https://www.gardeningknowhow.com/ornamental/flowers/gardenia/when-to-prune-a-gardenia.htm

Thank you!
Gardening Know How Team

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